Let’s discuss New Year’s resolutions. Normally I don’t participate in the yearly ritual. When I decided to make a change in my life, I just do it irrespective of the date. This year it just so happens that my decision to alter my writing style coincides with the beginning of the year, so I guess it qualifies as a New Year’s resolution.
There are two aspects of my writing I will strive to change over the coming months.
First, I will be less conservative in my writing. Even as I write this I find myself editing my words as to not offend anyone. I know this is folly and yet I cannot seem to break free of the desire to please everyone. That must change. I will write what I damned well please and chance the consequences.
Second, and this will be the toughest hurdle for me to overcome, I will refrain from self-editing as I write, especially when working on a first draft.
So there you have it. Now if you will excuse me, I have a story to write.