Looking to make 2018 a banner year for your writing career? So am I. However, there are a lot of us who are hesitant when it comes to making changes in the new year. Whether you’re looking to write a novel or want to break free from the 9-to-5 corporate rat race, there is a degree of uneasiness when it comes to putting yourself out there.
As 2017 comes to a close, it gives us a chance to look back on the year and take stock of our lives. I know I’m nowhere near where I’d thought I would be this time last year. But, that doesn’t mean I’ll stop looking forward. So, what are some things we can work on as 2017 begins winding down?
It’s Thanksgiving, and I’d thought I would just crack out an editorial of sorts. I doubt this will get a lot of attention, but it’s more for myself than anything. Sometimes it’s difficult to see the silver lining when the dark cloud is so massive. But if I’m being honest with myself, am I the one fueling that cloud?
As of October 12, 2017, my mom’s first book, “Defiant Souls” was available for purchase. This is now the second member of my family who has a booked published. And I am still waiting for Angela to finish her trilogy – ahem. Although I am happy for my mom, it depresses me in a way. It lends credence to my own laziness and how I am nowhere near where I wanted to be in life.
After seven months, I finally finished a seven page story to add to my Wattpad novella, “VII.” To be perfectly honest, I am a bit disappointed in myself. However, I’m not going to let the disappointment slow down my momentum. I’ve learned a lot about myself as a writer over this past year, and I hope to put what I’ve learned to good use.