Hey guys! Happy New Year!!!
I was going to write this last night, but you know I drank a bit more than half a bottle of some cheap fizzy alcoholic thing my mom accidentally picked up instead of champagne and I was a bit… ehem… dizzy. ^^”
Sooo this resolution thing… I don’t usually do those. I’m not big on promises, but I read somewhere that writing down your goals helps you focus on them, this is what I’m doing today. I’m not making promises or putting anymore unnecessary pressure on myself than I already do. I’m just trying to focus on those important things I need to get done asap.
My resolutions are fairly simple:
– Read more
– Write as much as humanly and inhumanly possible
– Sleep a little better
– Try to be more social
– Not be too hard on myself when I inevitably fail to be more social
– Drink less soda and more water
– Make some actual money maybe; that’d be nice.
That is all. It seems fairly simple doesn’t it? If I have to pick only one to actually accomplish…. Well, I want to get a readable manuscript finished by the end of the year. Readable doesn’t necessarily mean publishable, mind you; and it probably won’t, but a full story from start to finish that I can present to beta readers; that’s doable by the end of the year. I know it is.
So that’s the goal right now. The only goal. I feel like this is something I’ve postponed for way too long and if I were to, God forbid, die tomorrow not getting this story told as it should would be my greatest regret. That sounds a bit dramatic, maybe, but it’s true. I put a lot of work into this book as is. It wasn’t enough to make it work because I needed to grow up and look at it with different eyes, but… I don’t have that excuse anymore. I know that I can write it now, all I need is to do the work.
Starting next week. Because I’m off to visit my grandpa tomorrow and I don’t see a lot of work getting done while I’m away.