I once read in an issue of The Writer Magazine about a woman who was doing a DIY MFA. I liked that idea.
I love reading and learning about writing but need to set my bum in the chair and write. I love this little sesame street video...”Ernie Writes a Story” as it relates to me and the fact that some things just don’t change. How many times has this conversation transpired between parent and child between the 70′s and 2012!
Blogging is a great way to get words flowing. And combined with my love for cooking, I could do this all day. Well, right now I practically am. sweet.
Here’s a peek at 2012:
My goals for this year are to continue taking classes, write for myself and continue with the blog. This is an interesting platform. It becomes somewhat of an obsession. It’s hard to do anything without thinking about the text you’ll be writing in a new post about what you are currently doing. I mean like everything except maybe brushing your teeth and the morning rituals.
I also plan to get yet another my food blog started. I’m sticking with one primarily about cooking. It may or may not look like blogs you’ve seen. But I’ll be doing it first for my pleasure and just to prove I can. I’ll try to get more books read… not necessarily 50-70, but maybe 20-25? I’m trying to stay current with my Goodreads page.
Completed a humor writing class online, again with Gotham Writer’s workshop in NYC. This was harder than I had expected.
I have my Writer’s Magazine subscription.
What I’ve done towards my DIY MFA in 2011:
London School of Journalism – Improve Your English, an 8 unit brush up on grammar.
Gotham Writer’s classes – Fiction I and Fiction II, Article Writing I …. Signed up for Humor writing Jan 2012- really looking forward to that one.
NaNoWriMo- Only did 20K. I’ve tried to think of all the positive results of writing even those 20K instead of feeling like a loser and not getting one of those nifty “winner” widgets:-/ …….sort of like being happy with my breast size….I’m a good athlete;-)
I’ve read just how much some authors like Stephen King read in a year. Like about 70+ books. I’m not sure if I can pull that off. I really like TV too!
Books on Writing: