I know a lot of people aren’t big on New Year’s Resolutions, but I always like to have at least one goal I set to accomplish throughout the year, so when the next new year rolls around, I have something to reflect on and hopefully be proud of.
Last year, my goal was to overcome my fears that were keeping me from getting something written and published. I knew writing an entire novel would be hard for me. I’m a perfectionist, and I had a bad habit of loving my work until I got close to the end then scrapping it. Plus I was always overly concerned about how to deal with people once they started reading my work. I didn’t expect everyone would like it, so I wasn’t worried about that, but I’m a very introverted person and I have a hard time with socializing with people.
So about half way into the year, I decided to try writing and publishing in smaller chunks. That’s how I came up with the idea of writing the Shadow Stalker episodes. It was much easier for me to write shorter pieces and get them publishes, taking baby steps, so to speak. When I published the first episode it was like a dam breaking, and I’ve been so excited about writing since then. I feel ready to move on to bigger and better things.
Which brings me to my 2015 New Year’s Resolution! This year I want to focus on writing and publishing my first full length novel. My goal is to publish it in April of this year. So wish me luck!