Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes,
enjoy effort and keep on learning.
– Carol Dweck
Like many others, the start of a new year inspires me to take stock of what I achieved in the last year—or more exactly what I did not achieve last year. What was the reason why, after a great beginning and loads of energy, my writing fell by the wayside?
I could cite a myriad of reasons; like other important projects, distractions, difficult circumstances, etc. But I have to be honest. My biggest obstacle is procrastination—doing what is easy rather than what is difficult. And writing, as much as I enjoy it, is hard for me at times.
A beloved family member suggested I do it differently this year by creating smaller goalposts. An itinerary of all the projects I want to achieve, with timelines in a step-by-step way.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
– Lao Tzu
So this year, with renewed enthusiasm, I will publish my YA fantasy novel (which is now in the process of being edited) during the first quarter of the year. I will finish the murder mystery novel I have started and have it edited by the third quarter. And in the last quarter, I will start the sequel to my YA fantasy book.
And I somehow will fit in the music I love to listen to or play on the piano. Also my newfound hobby of painting watercolours and acrylics.
To follow my progress you can find me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.