We are now a few day’s into the New Year. I have not made any formal resolutions. I am reflecting on what worked and did not work in 2013. As for Ruby Moonbeam, what will become of her? The Ruby Moonbeam blog came about out of frustration. I had written the first draft of a novel “Terra’s Possession” and needed to step away from it to gain a fresh voice. I knew I needed to keep writing, like any art form it takes work to improve. I was Burnt Out on the novel itself. I decided to get to know the characters in my novel better by writing a short story around each of them. My goal was to write one short story every six weeks until the first of the year. I started the blog in April of 2013. Well, I have started six short stories, and published three. The third “Discovery” is a Christmas story for my new grandson. What I learned? It is ok, if you fall short of your goals. Better to aim to high than low. What I found out about myself is, I love the writing process.
So what to do with Ruby Moonbeam in 2014? As a creative writer, I aim to rewrite the first 100 pages of my novel “Terra’s Possession” by March. As for the blog, I will use it to explore why I am writing what I am writing. Ruby Moonbeam a/k/a Muse. Peace