I’m Excited to Be Started…
Now that I finally decided on the challenge, I’m really excited to be going, and more than likely will write some practice stories over the next weeks just to get back into the feeling. And I still got some bookkeeping to get into place, something easy every day to keep track of things.
And next Monday the Motivational Mondays start. Two extra Mondays in December for the first quarter of the year and the videos will be motivational about setting goals and challenges and such. And the positives in them. I am going to use these Motivational Mondays to help myself a lot along the way. Right now I am motivated, as we all are at this time of year. Those Mondays are going to help in February and March a ton. (grin)
CHECK IN WITH YOURSELF….
When you read my challenge for 2022, (yesterday’s blog) remember your reaction and it will be a good marker as to how many myths and critical voice you are still dealing with.
For example, if you thought that my writing that fast (my normal speed, actually) would make my stories less important and less quality, you still have remnants of the write fast equals write poorly myth.
For example, if you thought at once that you could never do that even if you had the time every day, you have critical voice popping in to stop you.
If your reaction was “Only Dean can do something like that.” Then you have critical voice issues.
I am doing nothing special, folks. I grant you that my fight will be with energy, with other things in my life like exercise, and health and so on. I will need to stay focused, and driven which I can do. It won’t be critical voice that will stop me. Just making the writing a priority other than sitting and watching television on some days. Things like that. Focus and awareness of where I am at each day.
Everyone who is reading this could do this if you cleared out critical voice and old myths of writing and had enough open time in your life. Most do not have enough open time. But I am doing nothing that anyone could do. Why this seems extreme is because of critical voice and myths.
Just do the math… 31 short stories at 3 hours each is 91 hours. A 40,000 word novel in about 30 hours. So in a month I will be writing for 121 hours on average, some a little more, some a little less.
About four hours a day, seven days a week. If I wanted to take the weekends off, I would have to write about 5.5 hours a day. Most people work 8 hour days. So why does me writing and making stuff up for about 4 hours a day seem extreme to you? Myths and critical voice is why. So use my challenge to check in with yourself and maybe find a problem area to work on clearing out.
In 2022 we have decided to repeat the original 6 collection classes from this last year. They are nine weeks long and you end up with a PUBLISHED five story collection at the end if you write the stories and do the other assignments. The classes repeat every four months, so each one will be offered three times in 2022.
And you can buy a bundle that has all of the original six in them.
The original six are:
— Portals Collection Class
— Heroes and Heroines Collection Class
— Private Eye Collection Class
— Relationship Collection Class
— Fantasy Collection Class
— Holiday Collection Class
And starting in January we are adding six new collection classes.
— Pets Collection Class (Starts January)
— Spies Collection Class (Starts March
— Space Opera Collection Class (Starts May)
— Thieves Collection Class (Starts July)
— Dynasties Collection Class (Starts September)
— Time Travel Collection Class (Starts November)
These will all be available to sign up for on Teachable in a few days. More information then. And yes you can get all six of the 2022 collections classes in one bundle for a discount. Again, that will be in a few days. They are not available yet.