One woman's amazing journey from hobby writer to published author

Determination

I’ve decided that I am going to make a daily post on this blog.  It may not always be something substantial or full of deep thought, but it’s the discipline and the habit that I’m going for here.

Today’s Writing Project:  Working on some origin myths for the Soldaris Saga.  Writing a creation myth is difficult; I don’t know how Tolkien’s Silmarillion managed to turn out as well as it did.  It’s possible that I need to go out into the garage where all my books are after the move, and dig out my Joseph Campbell.  If anything can help me construct the legends I need for my world, it would be his work.  Have I mentioned that I love Joseph Campbell? For those who don’t know, his work as a mythologist is what inspired George Lucas while writing Star Wars.  (The good ones, not the prequels.)

Also, I have decided now that I want to be published in the next year.  By next September, I’ve resolved to be either published or contracted for publishing.  I figure a year is plenty of time to clean up the projects I’ve got close to finished, and start one or two more.  As long as I get my rear out of this chair in front of the computer and go do the work.  Work, in this case, includes reading from my genres.  Reading is what’s suffered most from my internet addiction.

And yes, I’m going to go ahead and call it a real addiction and work toward breaking the habit.  It’s difficult to do in today’s world, especially since so much of my writing gets done on the computer and then there are projects like this blog.  But I realized today just how much of my time the internet is sucking up, and not necessarily with anything enlightening or useful.   Yes, I get practice in character development when I participate in text-based roleplaying, but it’s not the same sort of work.  I can’t let myself use that excuse anymore.

Anyway.  That’s where I stand right now.

Let’s do this.

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  1. Joseph Campbell’s work is an excellent source, so I agree that digging his books out may be worth your while.

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    • I have three of the volumes of The Masks of God. Wish I had the Primitive Mythology volume because I think that’s the one that would be most useful! But Creative Mythology is helping a lot. 🙂

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