“Spring is the time for plans and projects.”
“It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the spring, who reaps
a harvest in the autumn.”
B. C. Forbes
Robins in the grass. Buds on the trees. Crocuses by the walk. Spring is here! I’ve just put away my winter coat and boots, and pulled out my running shoes. How about you?
Speaking of springtime and new beginnings, tips on freshening up our writing lives from the submission service WritersRelief.com, brought a smile to my face, so I’m passing on a few ideas you might find inspiring:
Inventory your ongoing projects and organize your computer files: I don’t know about you, but I have lots of documents and unfinished projects floating around my computer: My desktop is looking pretty cluttered. Think it’s time to do a little digital dust-off and see what’s what. I’m working on the piles in my office right now: It might not be a bad idea to also organize my computer files for easier access.
Plant some submission seeds: After reviewing your pending projects, you might find a couple that you can move from “stalled” to “submitted” with a bit of fine-tuning. There’s nothing like having a few stories or poems out and about to make you feel like you’re making progress with your work.
Break free of your comfort zone: Spring is all about energy, growth, shaking things up. Learning something new by taking a class can give you a fresh perspective, whether it focuses on writing, exercising, or pottery making can be energizing both physically and mentally. Who knows where it might take you?
One more suggestion, compliments of Writer’s Relief:
“Begin this new season with new ideas. You regularly spend time mulling over your works in progress. But how much time do you dedicate to ideas for new projects? Build free-writing into your routine, and spend some time imagining wild ideas for new stories, poems, and books. You may be surprised by how your ideas begin to grow and thrive!”
Let’s bloom where we are planted — and write on!