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Born and raised in Southern Indiana, this Hoosier transplanted herself to the Windy City after graduate school. Her passion is teaching, with writing come a close second and gaining momentum. She currently teaches College of DuPage as an adjunct professor in the physical education department and runs a martial arts studio in Naperville, IL. She holds the rank of 3rd Dan in the United States Hapkido Federation.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A convo with Author Tracey Steinbach - Third Entry of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog Series

Question for week 3:
What are your goals for the 2013 writing year and why are they important to you? Are these goals new or are you carrying over from 2012 or a previous year?

The prompt was for one goal, but I have a couple and I wanted to share. 

One of my goals for the 2013 writing year is to write a longer book than a novella. So far, the most I’ve written is a little over 20,000 words. That averages out to about 65 pages. I would love to write at least one book that is long enough to be put into print. I want to see my book on a bookshelf in the bookstore and say “Hey! That’s me!”. But more than that, I want to know I can do it. This is a new goal but something I’ve wanted to do since I started writing in 2011.

Another goal I have is to try to be more organized in my writing. Thus far, I’ve been pantsing it, but I’m wondering if my focus and quality would be better if I tried planning. I’ve never done it before but an idea for a new story, possibly a series, came to me in a dream a few nights ago and I would really like to make it great. This is a brand new goal for me, but one I’m embracing.

"Anything worth doing, is worth doing right." ~ Hunter S. Thompson

I don’t want to just be a good writer, I want to be a great author.