A few months ago, Susan Dennard, the author of the Something Strange and Deadly trilogy, talked about the importance of making mission statements in one of her newsletters. If you haven’t already I would suggest subscribing to her newsletter. She gives wonderful tips. I will leave a link down below if you’re interested.
But until then I never really thought about what mine would be. Couldn’t it simply be that I wanted an agent and then to be published one day. It didn’t need to be anymore complicated then that. But lately I have been really thinking about it. At the beginning of this year, I thought I would be querying agents by December well that definitely isnt going to happen because my book is not complete. I have been feeling like a failure because another year has past and I am no closer to being published. What the heck was wrong with me? Susan says you can’t really control if or when you will be published unless you self published, which has been something I have thought about doing. But I believe the point was to make a plan that you actually have control over. The sad and hard truth is I could work my butt off and still not get published.
So here is my new mission statement:
I want to build better writing habits so that I am always progressing on a novel or story. I want to write stories that I love. I want to build strong connections between readers and writers. This blog has been a great start but I would love to connect with more people. That means you! 😉
What do you think about making mission statements? Have you made one?
Newsletter About Mission Statements: http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=cdd0d036e9531dd416bf945b3&id=f7f3da0038
Susan Dennard’s newsletter: