Hub Goals for 2012
Quality not Quantity
Since I am new, I thought to browse some questions just to get a feel for things. Having decided that I want quality over quantity, I thought that answering some questions might be a good place to start. I saw this question at the top of the page: "How many hubs do you plan to write in 2012?" asked by truthfornow. (I do hope it is permissible to mention another's work in a hub.)
I marveled at the quantity of answers and the goals given by some. I envision the day that I can achieve such lofty (to me) heights.
Thinking to myself, "How can it be that so many hubs can be written in a week/day/hour?" Then it came to me that I was thinking only of myself and the time that I can allot to writing. There are no limits. Quality is the true goal and the more one writes, the closer one gets to the holy grail of becoming a literary person, a professional writer.
That led to wondering how many hubbers have families, small children, teenagers, and husbands/wives/significant others. How many single mothers are here? How many single fathers? How many are both parent(s) and hold down one, two, or even three jobs to make ends meet? How many can devote most of their day to writing? How many can only devote one hour a day or five hours a week? You get the drift.
The true writer must write, even if the beds don't get made, all the laundry done, or the front steps swept. Time will be made for the writer. The children will be included - or not. The children may even become part of a writing project.
I digress - back to the question - I have no idea how many hubs I will write in 2012. I do know that I want to spend more time on quality, not quantity. If I can turn out one or two hubs a week, and those hubs are good, then I will be on my way.
My hope is to become, like many of you, a true litterateur. <Washington Irving is generally credited as the first American litterateur to gain a reputation in Britain and on the Continent.> http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/litterateur?show=0&t=1324833133