[2018]

Every year, I try to choose one song to be my theme song. Here is mine for 2018:

[I’m not being reimbursed for sharing this video, nor am I paid to endorse it]

I have quite a few different goals for 2018, but for the sake of time and consistency, I want to stick to my creative endeavors.

1.)  Maintain My Website/Blog

It’s going to be messy at first, and for all I know it’ll stay messy. I want to keep up with it, but I don’t want to freak myself out by setting up standards. My anxiety tricks me into thinking it’s impossible, so I want to take away any advantage it may have over my writing career. Be prepared for run on sentences, fragmented sentences, uncomfortable similes, and general ranting.

2.) Write Every Day

Would it make more sense to give a word-count goal or say how many books/short stories/poems I wish to publish in a month? Probably. Given my struggles the last few years to get anything going, simply writing every day will be the best starting point.

3.) Update Social Media Profiles & Check Them Daily

There is so much potential I’m missing out on, and I need to keep up with the action. Again, don’t expect super world-class posts. They may just be pictures of my cat.

4.) Update All Logos and Images

It’s a silly, easy goal. My pictures are old. I’m no longer a blonde. And I have no logo to brand me. I may also need to update my author name… I don’t know.

5.) Write and publish Fan Fiction

I love reading fan fiction, but I get super embarrassed when I start writing it. Ridiculous!! I just need to do it!!!

2018 Here I Come

I’m proud of myself. While I haven’t done regular posts in this blog, I did set a goal to maintain this blog and not close it down simply because I neglected it for too long.

Soooo I guess I met at least one goal this year!

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I saw this tweet on Facebook a few times. I didn’t share it on my author page, but I decided it’s okay to share here so I can talk about it just a little bit (not in depth because I don’t want to risk being dull.)

The last year has been a blessing towards our immediate needs. We are able to keep a roof over our head, pay all our utilities on time, and still manage to put money into savings every month. It’s been forever, if at all, we’ve been so successful.

My creative endeavors took a back seat, mainly because I was angry with them. Or maybe they were angry with me. I’m not quite sure how to explain it.

Once I saw this tweet, it started to make more sense.

I’ve got a day job now that I love doing data entry and it satisfies our financial needs. Now that my hours are going to calm down, I need to take my creative side hustles seriously.

I’m still battling ranging anxiety, which likes to trick me into doing nothing. Sometimes, it’s a physical battle against my own mind to do anything. I can literally stare at my computer screen, hunched over, and be physically incapable of bringing my fingers up to the laptop.

I’m going into 2018 keeping my sanity and my creative goals in mind. At the risk of being unnecessarily long-winded, I’m going to write another post in a few days about my 2018 goals.