I wasn’t going to do a New Years resolution post, but when I decided I wanted to post something today it felt weird to write about anything else.
2017 was one hell of a year: it started with my world falling apart which was quickly followed by a big move. It took months before my life really started to feel normal again but, when it did, good things happened.
Last year I finished the beta draft of The Star and the Ocean, a passion project more than 20 years in the making. The beta draft of that web novel went on to win a Watty Award, which really made me feel like a have a chance with this whole writing gig.
In 2017 I finally felt comfortable with calling myself a writer. I started work on the sequel, The Wind and the Horizon, dove back into art, started a podcast with my friends, and even launched a Patreon.
Oh, and I finally took up guitar, although I hesitate to say I “learned to play” because, well, I haven’t. Yet.
In next weekend’s episode of The WIP Podcast we talk about our different creative resolutions. Compared to Athena, Bri, and Rey’s goals for this year, my plan felt less grand and structured. Still, after all this time (not to mention the state of mind I ended the year in) I know what’s going to work for me with regards to where I am right now.
My creative resolutions aaaaare:
- Finish the beta draft of TWATH (it’s half done already!)
- Get The Witch’s Patron ready to query (and then do exactly that!)
- Plot out my idea for NaNoWriMo (it’s never too early, dammit)
- Create more art (and get better at it as I go!)
- Get back to practicing guitar (I’ll actually learn to play properly!)
- And that’s it! No deadlines or word counts.
What about you? Tell me all about it!