Hey, guys! How has everyone been? 2018 came and went, and now we’re in the brand new year of 2019! You know what that means? A sequel to the post I made at the start of 2018 about my new year’s resolution. Just to clear the air right away, I’m not going to write as much as I did back then. I don’t really know why I decided it was a good idea to write over 300 words just to describe my new year’s resolution. I’m just going to assume I was either really inspired that day or just in the mood to write a bunch. Either way, I can definitely say one thing about that resolution: it didn’t happen. Instead of starting a book or writing anything substantial, I ended up working on my photography skills. I did actually do a little bit of writing here and there on the side, but nothing complete and not a whole bunch. I’d say over the year I started about 10 random little projects that were abandoned and totaled about 4000 words. Which, at face value, sounds like a lot. However, to put it into perspective, I’ve written about the same amount on this blog in the form of posts over the same amount of time. It’s truly not a lot. But, I plan on changing that throughout this year. My resolution is going to sound a lot like the one I made previously, just dialed down a wee bit. While it is nice to shoot for the stars and make the exact same resolution as last year to start writing an entire book, I feel like I should try to aim for something more realistic.
So, without further ado, my new year’s resolution is to work on smaller writing challenges. Also, I want to really get myself into the groove of working on a piece over multiple days without abandoning it and creating a new project. Essentially, this boils down to creating multiple flash fictions and/or short stories over the course of the year with beginnings and endings to them. If I can prove that I can actually finish a writing piece that comes out even slightly good and cohesive, then I might start working on multi-part stories or perhaps even an entire series on here! Obviously, no promises. Let’s start small first and see how that goes.
If you guys want to contribute in any way, feel free to send in recommendations for subjects or any writing challenges you think would be cool to try. Since writing is a big part of why I started this blog in the first place, I really want to start catching up with all this time that I lost! Also, what are y’all resolving to do in 2019? I hope you guys complete your goals and cheer me on as I work on mine! Thank you for reading and happy new year!!