Reflections & Resolutions Writing Tag

2018 Reflections:

1. What was your standout writer moment/memory in 2018?

Completing my first novel. It's not released yet, but just having it completed on my end is such a victory in my mind. It's like the weight of the world has been lifted, and it is now in the hands of a group of very talented professionals to make it the best that it can be.

2. Name one way you surpassed your own expectations.

The same as question one. I never thought in a million years that I would ever have a completed manuscript. Now, I'm just a few months away from having it released into the real world. Words can't describe how I'm feeling right now.

3. Name something new you’ve experimented with this year.

Something that I've thought about this past year, was to possibly write a memoir at some point in time. I've already came up with a concept and a rough outline, but I'm still not 100% sure if I want to follow it through; and if I do, it'd still be years and years before I commit to such a project.

4. Is there anything you weren’t proud of this past year that you’d like to improve upon?

I am pretty happy with how this last year went in regards to my writing. What I would like to improve upon spans over more than just the last year, and that is to write faster and not take so long in completing my next novel.

5. What’s the biggest struggle you’ve had to overcome this year and what advice would you give to writers in the same position?

Patience. In this world there are deadlines that just aren't met, and there's nothing that you can do about it but to just have patience and wait it out. For me, I had hoped to have my novel released around the end of 2018, but issues came up and things happened to hinder that outcome. AND IT IS OKAY! The world keeps spinning, and the jobs will still get done; and one day, my novel WILL be published. There is no need in me, or anybody, to stress over situations that don't go to plan. That's just life.

6. What’s the most important lesson you learned this year?

COPY and PASTE the answer to question 5. lol. Patience.

2019 Resolutions:

1. Do you like to set resolutions for yourself? How do you usually set goals throughout the year?

I don't do New Year's resolutions. I feel they are just a flashy way for people to say that they are going to do something, then a week or two into the new year, they have already given up on it. When I want to set a goal, I just start by striving to achieve the goal right then and there. There's no need in trying to make it a bigger thing than what it is. If you are willing to put it off until a certain day to start, then you're not that motivated to actually follow through with it.

2. What projects are you looking forward to working on in 2019?

I'm looking forward to writing on my second novel in the Metagore Series: "The Sovereign Duties of Metagore." I am also hoping to get a good solid outline done for another project, "The Gift of a Child."

3. What’s your biggest writer goal/resolution for 2019?

I want to have the first draft to Sovereign Duties completed in 2019.

4. What steps do you plan to take to achieve your resolutions and goals this year?

I would say to write daily, but that's not really realistic for me. So, just to write more often than what I did for the first book.

5. Name something new you’d like to try this year (even if it scares you!).

Once I get a good outline done, I'm thinking of writing The Gift of a Child in first person, which will be a new experience for me since Metagore is in third person.

6. How can you make 2019 your best writing year ever?

I've just got to stay focus on my goals, and surround myself with people who will encourage and push me further along in my journey.

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