As the holiday season whips past in a whirlwind of trips to relatives, last minute shopping, and more chaos than would seem possible, some of us (or, at least, just me) will be more than a little shocked that it’s almost a new year. Crap. Where did all the time go? I haven’t completed all of my goals for 2016. I still have so much to do to get ready for 2017-
This is where I force myself to stop, step away, and take a breather. Yes, I didn’t do every single thing I set out to do. Yes, I’m woefully behind on more than I’d care to admit. But I also did more than I would’ve thought possible. I know, that’s a big statement and it’s 100% true. I surpassed both physical and educational goals, and overcame a deeply personal barrier. All in all, it has been a pretty darn successful year.
Of course, now that 2017 is in less than two days, I have a whole new set of writing goals.
- update this blog on a regular basis
- continue/finish planning 5-book series
- write a short story or novella
Depending on whether or not I finish planning the series and if I’m able to write the second in that time, April through June could either be spent A) writing the second book, or B) planning for the third. Either way, my hope is to keep updating this blog as regularly as possible.
As of today, I don’t have any plans set in stone for the remaining six months of 2017. But that’s liable to change as the year progresses.
Other goals I have are not limited to but include:
- taking up piano
- reading 100 books
- biking on the weekends
- managing money better
- personalizing this blog more
Where this blog is concerned, I have a ton of ideas. Collaborations, book reviews, and flash fiction are just a few of the many things to come this way.
2015 was a year of set-up.
2016 has been a time of experimentation and finding out what works for me and this blog.
2017 will be the year of expansion.
I would also like to give a round of thanks to all my followers and fellow bloggers for making the past two year a wonderful experience. Especially flawedsilence and femmedesfleurs. I couldn’t have done it without your support and feedback. It has been monstrously fun.