From my last post, school happened. I graduated with my BA in Humanities with a concentration in Creative Writing. The holidays came and went. I’m still living the stress of it all out. It’s been a fun ride. Now its three days into the new year, and I don’t feel any bit of newness. My mother has been on a kick of making us make and live up to resolutions because its all she has been seeing on television. I’ve never been a fan of them. To me, they were like the things we were made to give up for Lent growing up. Something you never fully followed through and never really got in trouble for breaking anyway. I understand there is a need to start anew when the year changes, but I’m taking a practical approach to this as I heard explained in a vlog by John Greene. I’ll not be making any New Years Resolutions. I’ll be making New Years Goals.
Goals are far more attainable. Goals leave you feeling positive after when they are intended as guides to improve yourself. This is the point of a resolution, but again, the key is on the positive attitude that arises from a goal. I want to be positive about my life. Therefore, my first goal is to be more honestly positive.
My second goal was to finish the first ‘chapter’ of my thank you project and mail it off. I say was in the past tense, because I completed it last night. At least in its rough draft. I still need to go back over it all and edit out typos and correct sentence syntax to make it flow. However, the first major part of it is done. In another day or so, the review will be done and by the weekend, it’ll be ready to be mailed away. Knowing this already makes me excited for my other goals. I’m one down! I got this.
My third goal is to have my first novel ready by May for e-publishing. This means I need to finish writing it. It’s roughly halfway done. I always put it off because of my family and school, but school is now over, and I graduated to be a writer. I would be disrespecting all my professors and my own hard work in not finishing what i started. I am going to finish that book. It will be published. I got this too.
I also intend to live up to the original goal of weekly blog posts here. This is a good way for my mind to keep sharp with writing. I have been tossing around the idea of making a Vlog with this as well. It is something I will look into, but for now I can write. That is what I will do.
Lastly, I intend to update weekly a project to either my deviant art account or my Wattpad. This too will keep my writing up to date and fresh, as well as help generate a fan base in the style of story-telling I wish to partake in. I have my voice. I have my stories. What I don’t have is the confidence that anyone wants to read what I have to create. I need to build that, for myself. I don’t wish to be popular. I do wish to be read.
So to those that are reading the blogs I have posted and to the ones reading this posting, thank you. I will take this as a little bit of confidence to add to my New years goals. Hopefully at the end of the year, I can look back and see how many goals i hit and how much I have grown in the year. With luck, all of you that read this will be there to see it too. Here’s to a great year.