Last year I mentioned that I wasn’t really into New Year’s resolutions, but I still gave myself three little goals to achieve, and today, I’m going to review it and see what happened.
The first one was to focus on writing. Then I elaborated: And I sincerely hope that in the end of 2013, I am left with at least one polished and completed novel, ready to be published.
That didn’t come true. Well except that instead of ending up with a novel, I ended up with a short script, which I am now writing into a novella.
That isn’t disappointing or surprising though, because I know that this year was a year full of school work, being my last year in secondary school.
And that’s how my second resolution had been to work hard at school, focus on my studies.
Which I hopefully did? I don’t know I am still waiting for the results!
Then the third and final goal I had set myself was to find where I stand. I quote: I want to finally find my whole identity. I want to know – no, to be sure of – where I’m going. Who am I? What’s my mission?
Did I succeed this one? I don’t know. Maybe. Or maybe I still have yet to learn about myself. In any case, during the year there were a lot of confusion and ups and downs about my identity and plans for the future. Fortunately, today, I know exactly where I am going and I know myself better than a year ago.
I know what I have to do 😉
(just throwing in a random recent photo so as to keep this post more interesting hehe)
This year, I’m reluctant to make resolutions, because I’m unsure of where I will be in a few months or who I will become. Which university will I end up in? Will I even be able to enter one? Where will I go? What will happen?
But one thing I know is that in terms of the creative process I am working on two writing projects at the same time, sometimes leaving one and concentrating more on the other and vice versa, and I intend to finish at least one of them this year. One is my novella I’ve talking about and the other is my more serious maybe-to-be-published-as-a-first-novel one.
I know that my time as a published writer is coming soon, though I don’t know if I should be counting in terms of months or years, but in any case, I have to get ready.
The year 2014 proves to be a rather scary one for me but… well I have to keep my head up. And move forward.
And in terms of my vlogging journey, I will try to make at least one video a week! Here’s my last one for 2013 by the way:
In all, my goal is to never stop being creative!
I wish you all a very Happy New Year 2014 and I’ll write to you once we all get to the other side! (next year, I meant, next year, 2014…)
An Evil Nymph.
17 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2014! New Year’s Resolutions and More…”
Greetings to you too Daph 🙂
Never stop being creative…
Thank you! That’s right 🙂
All the best wishes for You and Yours – Happy New Year… 🙂
Thank you! Same to you!
Cheers to the journey ahead Daphnee! may you reach all your goals 🙂
Thank you! Cheers!
Wishing you a joyous and prosperous new year ans may all your goal be achieved, you have the creativity to make them be.jalal
Thanks a lot!
Happy New Year! Wishing you much happiness and ENERGY so you can achieve all those wonderful goals. I know you can do it!! Now I’d better get busy on my own….
Thank you so much!
Never stop being creative is a good goal – My best wishes to you for success in 2014 🙂
I don’t blame you for steering clear of the whole new year’s resolutions, in my opinion we’re never able to stick to them and we only think about them in January, November, and December. Then get bummed out at the end of the year once we realize that we only completed one thing on our list.
Best of luck with your novella and your studies as well.
A tip for your dreams of publication, if you just stop thinking about when you’ll be published all together, you’ll find yourself more focused on your writing and centered. I’m speaking for my own experience with my own book/dreams of being dubbed an author; because in my opinion your time will come and it’s always sooner than you think. 🙂
Happy New Year!
I will stick to on sentence: “In all, my goal is to never stop being creative!” – I ‘ll drink to that! 😀 Happy new year nymph! 🙂
Hehe cheers! Thanks!
Making resolutions doesn’t really matter. After all, you’ve set yourself tasks designed to develop your writing and hopefully increase your level of output. And this is a goal that will carry you through the coming year. I am excited at your university prospects – it can be a time of great learning and growth.
Wishing you a wonder-filled 2014 and the very best of yourself in your endeavours.