I was never big on new years’ resolutions. Whenever I made one, they usually never lasted longer than a couple of months, so why should 2010 be any different?
Looking over my accomplishments during 2009, although a busy year, it came as quite a shock to realise I had not written anything other than essays for my study. I feel like a fraud in calling myself a writer. My studies somehow managed to overtake my life during 2009. The trouble was (as is always the case for me) the issue of time management. Surely, I could have managed to squeeze some of my own writing in somehow? It’s a question of priorities, and seeing in the New Year will also see in some changes.
Sometimes I rush right into things without considering the consequences. Other times I take too long to come to any decision, and the opportunity is wasted. This is my second attempt at University studies and I intend to make it to the end this time around. At the same time, I have every intention of making it as a writer.
I know now that in order to see the big picture, I have to start small. Things like writing poetry and short stories, editing and re-writing novel drafts, researching, and writing plot outlines are all small steps in the road to publication. I have been published in smaller publications before. It gives me hope and the will to keep going forward, one small step at a time.