Writing Changes in 2023

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Here we are in the first week of the new year, so what will change?

How will the publishing industry change in 2023?

What writing opportunities will you create?

How will technology make writing more difficult or easier for us?

Most importantly, what will you change in your life to make your writing dreams a reality?

Your writing dream first

I find that no matter what is going on outside — in publishing, in the community, in the country or world, what matters most is what you do in your own life. Changes that you make to your writing schedule or to the type of writing you create is what will impact your career most. Taking control of your career makes all the difference in the success you will have as a writer. And taking control means consciously choosing to make the changes necessary to get your writing project finished.

Last year, I decided to change the type of writing I have been known for in the last fifteen years. I did this once before when I moved from romance and chick-lit to women’s fiction. It was a smooth transition because women’s fiction shares many similarities with romance. Women’s fiction is about relationships, sometimes romantic relationships and sometimes not…