I’m ashamed to admit it, but I haven’t done any writing for several weeks. No writing at all. No journaling, no writing on stories, not even blogging.
I’ve been busy ever since Christmas with a new job, and then in mid-January I got sick. Nothing serious in the grand scheme of things – just an energy-sapping bug that lingered for a good three weeks. Getting out of bed and making breakfast left me exhausted for the rest of the day, and so summoning the energy and willpower to write was just too much. Not very professional of me, I know. A professional writer writes whether they feel like it or not. Whether writing is a full-time job or not, treating as seriously as one is key.
But anyway, apparently I’m not quite there yet. I am, however, slowly getting my life back on track, so at least I’m moving forwards. And I’m finally setting my new year’s goals and resolutions.
The second week of February is a bit late for a new year’s resolution, but in truth it’s never too late to set a new goal – or re-set an old one. Missing a goal just means there’s another opportunity to re-set it and shoot for it again.
I had some ideas about what I wanted to write and publish in 2018, but I hadn’t actually set any concrete goals yet. Right now that’s what I’m working on, and goal number one is to blog every single week and not miss two weeks in a row even if I get sick. That means having a blogging calendar, which I’ve never really used in the past, so that will be something new and fun for 2018.
This year I also plan to continue my dieselpunk short story series with several more tales of adventure from the daring Mrs. Cornelia Jones, my Roaring 20s heroine. I’m also going to begin a middle-grade fantasy series, so stay tuned for more tidbits about that!
So it may be six weeks late, but here’s to New Year’s Resolutions and new goals for 2018!