Sunday, December 27, 2015

A Year in Review

This is the last week of 2015, and so I thought I’d reflect on my resolutions for the year. As I reread some of my posts from January, I see that I had a lot of goals, which is great. It is always good to have aspirations. But as I review those goals I realize that for many of them I have fallen short of the goal line. We won’t even focus on the ubiquitous weight loss goal. Let’s just say that I’m still a work in progress. But you’ll be happy to know that I’ve bought not one, but two Beachbody exercise programs to whip me into shape for 2016. I know, I know, but hope always springs eternal. Now onto writing, I thought I’d be done with writing Eli and Mia’s story, but I’m not. Life got in the way, as did laziness, if I’m being perfectly honest. My new goal is to have it finished and ready to send out to a publisher by June. My writing group helped me to work out some of the kinks, and I hope the new direction will make for a better story. As for my western, my plan was to edit it throughout the year. Sadly, I’ve not really looked at it. I think part of the problem is that I’m focusing on its flaws instead of its great potential. Maybe in 2016 give it another chance and fall in love with it again. My last resolution was writing this blog. I had committed to posting every week about things I loved, be they about the written word or not. I’m thrilled to write that I was mostly successful. There were only two weeks that I failed to create a post. Now that I’m at the end of this journey, I wish I had been able to report back that I had posted every week. Not that it had been always easy. There weeks I wracked my brain trying to come up with a topic, other weeks ideas were rushing at me. However, without knowing that I had made a commitment to my readers, I don’t think I would have been as determined to blog every week (almost). I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog as much as I have had in writing it. See you next year! Oh, and long live resolutions!

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