In the beginning of 2012, I made the promise that I would finish and publish one novel by the end of the year. Needless to say, it didn't work out as planned. I was kinda sorta irritated with myself for not meeting that goal but then I realized that it was okay. Not that procrastinating is okay, just that I can't let myself be brought down by one minor setback. Writing isn't an easy feat sometimes. Sometimes it is a long journey that feels like it has no end. Yet, in that journey a writer can find themselves. A writer can bloom and blossom like a spring flower.
I'm okay with 2012 not being the year. In fact, I'm glad that it wasn't. I've grown so much as a writer in the last year and a half and I feel the writing I get done now is ten times better than it was in the beginning.
You read my plans for this year last week. I have a lot of writing and publishing goals in mind and I am determined to make them a reality in 2013.
Something else that is going to be a priority can be read about on my book blog today. Simply put, I want to really start living my life and be more positive. I've spent a lot of my twenties dwelling on things and sitting around doing nothing.
It's time for change.
Along with all my writer-ly goals of 2013, I also have a list of other goals too. Like taking a photo every day for a year, learn sign language, finish a whole bottle of nail polish, bake a perfect batch of cookies (from scratch, which I've never done by myself), and oh so much more.
It's time to stop being so afraid and start living instead.
From now on, you will not only be reading and seeing my writing progress, but also some little snippets of the great and fun things I'm going to do in 2013.
Life starts now.
♥ Jessica Sankiewicz ♥
PS: For my writer friends, a great post on terribleminds--25 Writer Resolutions For 2013 (And Beyond). Enjoy. ^_^