Story Painter is a blog for newbie author/illustrators to learn more about their craft. I have lot to share about writing for children and a lot to learn about illustrating. Perhaps we can share the journey together.
I Nephi is a wonderful historical novel, rich with description of the mountain country around Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Born into a polygamous family, Nephi struggles with his father's decision to take on extra wives. He doesn't understand his brother Alma's desire to get all tied up with a girl and start a family. He is full of mischief and when he gets an itch to pull a prank, he makes it a memorable one. Nephi is a character you won't soon forget.
Here we go again, a new year and a new set of goals to tackle. I look at it as a fresh start. Sure, sometimes our goals can fizzle, but doesn't it feel good to get them on paper and have a list to focus on. Lists are what I thrive on. If I don't write it down I am doomed. Doomed I say.
My family sat down last night and we divided our goals into four categories - Spiritual, Educational, Financial and Personal.
So here is my list:
Spiritual - 1. Read scriptures daily. 2. Personal prayer morning and night. 3. Personal Journal weekly.
Education - 1. Two writing conferences per year. 2. Take a family history class.
Financial - 1. Do the Family Financial Workshop. 2. Organize our home office and set up a better mail system.
Personal - 1. Finish my YA novel 'Loom of Dreams'. 2. Revise a story for the FRIEND. 3. Continue writing and illustrating for Stories for Children Magazine.
Writing things down is key for me to actually getting them done. Does this work for you? Are you a goal setter? What's your system?