Friday Focus

I have been trying for the last hour to get to the point where I could write my blog post this morning before work! It seems whenever I want to get something done, a computer update or other distraction interferes.  This morning it was an update to Windows 8.1 and a cat that decided to lay on my lap with my laptop!  Now I have about 13 minutes to write this post.

For most struggling writers, I will venture a guess and say that we want to be writing full-time. That is the end game, at least for me. We feel stifled if we are not writing.  After spending too much time with other projects, I have decided that my new year’s resolution will be to learn to say no.  No to new projects.  No to anything that does not help further my goal to be a full-time writer.

I feel that I have made a big step toward that end when my article was published this year in KAUAI TRAVELER magazine (  I don’t want to be a “one-hit wonder” and leave that one article as my foray into published works.  I am spurred on to continue that path. So, these side projects that I do just prevent me from writing. NO MORE!  Sorry. But I have to focus on the writing and move forward.

Time to go. Day job is calling. Gee, I hope this update finishes before I have to leave!

Aloha Friday!!

ReBlog: Friday Focus

Heading into another week-end and another opportunity to spend some time writing. I have been flying pretty high lately because I had an article published in a magazine — both hard copy and online.  It appears in the fall issue of Kauai Traveler Magazine (

This has been a real inspiration for me to continue writing and to add some more focus on writing freelance — articles and stories.  There is nothing more exhilarating than seeing your work and your name in print. I have also decided to let my first love — poetry — back out of the box.  My new project is a book of poems.  I had two poems published in the long ago past, and never really stopped writing it.  I just stopped submitting.  Well, that will change.

My focus for this week-end is to accomplish some work on the novel — oh and it’s our 13th anniversary, so we are spending time together doing what we enjoy!

Hope you have a focus for the week-end as well!  Aloha Friday!