Don't call it a resolution: 2018 edition

12/29/2017 09:03:00 am

Well this blog has been dead for a while, hasn't it? And I can't guarantee that it'll be updated on a daily/weekly basis going forward BUT I've got a lot of exciting upcoming events in the new year so I figured what better time to resurrect my author blog?

I've taken a VERY long hiatus from writing. It's partially because I burnt myself out writing full time back in the day. It's partially left over burn out from reading so much doing my undergraduate degree (am I still allowed to use this excuse over 5 years since graduation? Probably not.) It's also partially because I got busy. I have a full time job and I'm trying to have an active life going out and just 'doing stuff' like visiting museums, travelling (!), and finally getting a chance to live comfortably instead of being broke all of the time.

It's been a good few years.

It's been a rough few years as well.

Particularly this last year.

This last year, I've gotten back into writing. I needed it. I needed a channel for a lot of the things I was going through. I wrote an actual shit load of poetry. I'm talking mountains of it. Folded up A4 pieces of paper with 8-10 poems scrawled in very tiny handwriting are all over my flat. I've got half a book of poetry written now. It's incredible.

So on that, let's talk goals.

I need to make some changes in 2018. Maybe I won't make them all, maybe I'll surprise myself and will make them all. Who knows? I'm a work in progress. Anyway, without further ado, the writing goals I want to accomplish in 2018 (small and large):

  • Publish 2 Novels. Honestly, I've got 2 in progress that are over halfway done. This is totally possible if I just it down and WRITE.
  • Publish a book of poetry. Also possible considering how much I've written in the past year. The plan is that it will be almost another verse novel but not quite. It needs A LOT of work. But I think I can do it. 
  • Progress with my Found Poetry project. One of my pet projects for the past year has been found poetry. It's driving my partner crazy as my source material is stacking up but it's a good way to get my brain working when I don't feel like 'actually writing' --whatever that means.
As you can see. BIG LOFTY GOALS. Honestly, I'd be happy if I published one book but I like to dream big. Here's to a big year of writing, publishing, and maybe even updating this blog. 

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