My main resolution last year was to write something for myself every day, and for the first time in a lifetime of making resolutions, I did it. I actually did it. For every single day of 2013, I wrote something for myself.
According to my trusty Writing Log Book, that amounted to:
177 journal entries
154 blogs on Ink for Blood, Run, Nikki, Run or Nikki & New York
37 days of working on The Novel, which I started and finished as part of NaNoWriMo
30 poems as part of April’s 30-Day Poetry Challenge
23 other poems
13 music articles for Highway 81 Revisited
6 miscellaneous writing projects
It wasn’t an easy task, but it was one I desperately needed to do for myself, and I am so glad that I did it. Not just for bragging rights, which I plan to yell from a mountain top or two, but just to keep myself creative as I spent a great part of the year writing for my rent money as opposed to writing for myself. This resolution changed that, and that’s why it’s not just going to be a New Year’s resolution, but a lifetime resolution now.
Additionally, with that finished novel under my belt, I hope 2014 will be the year I fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a published author … and hopefully get book No. 2 written as well.
Here’s to you 2013, you were full of ups and downs and lots and lots and lots of words that helped get me back on track as a writer. And to you, 2014, I give you a resounding welcome and a brand-new blank Writing Log Book. Let’s do this, shall we?