-Spend more time with my kids.When they are older,it won’t matter how clean the house was but it will matter that we laughed and played together.
-Set up more time to write, anything.I have a lot of idea going through my mind but I don’t usually take time to try to develop them.Sometimes I find half poems when I file. I need to work harder and more regularly.
-Take time to enjoy life.It’s important to enjoy every minute of it when one can because we never know what will happen the next day.
-Try to get better at expressing what I mean in writing and use less of words like “like” and “very”.
The lessons I have learnt about writing:
-The more I work on a piece, the better it gets.
-I also learned to ask friends to read my pieces and let me know what they think, and apply their corrections.
@jefsaraurmax – Nice ones. About asking friends, I just found out that some people might love one genre and hate another. So I just send to those who understand and love the genres I love too. You get a much better criticism from them.
Then again, I realised that most writers love writing honestly. But while some do this honest loving for art’s sake, some do it for what I like to call ‘the f***, the fame and the fortune’.
Again, I have learnt that doing co-writing can be a very enjoyable thing. The joy of creating characters with someone else… amazing.
Finally, like I said last year or so. The rewards of writing may or may not come, so try and enjoy the journey. It’s usually what stays with you most of the time.
I resolved to just start writing. Some of my more favourable pieces were things I started scribbling when I was not in the mood to write. Either on the road, or just as I was about to sleep, while eating… As long as the ideas come, pour out my thoughts.