I know it’s been awhile since my last post.  I was moved into a different position at work in what was a sort of horizontal promotion that came with a good deal more work.

You should be seeing me around more often once I get a balance figured out again between work, writing, and life in general.  

This year has been a series of learning, some successes and some not quite yet’s.

I did submit stories this year, and while they have not yet been accepted for publishing, it’s giving me chances to go back and make fixes in between submissions.  I’ll be making another submission either sometime before 2018 ends or shortly thereafter.

Another win this year has been finding several writing communities and authors willing to share what they’ve learned.  I’ll be taking these skills into the next year with me.

The work I’ve done on the researching process has also been instructional, especially in regard to my own story notes.

I do believe there are some advantages to resolutions and taking stock at the end of a year.  But, I find that the most helpful version of goal setting is when it is done more often than just at the end of the year.  Measurable data points and timelines for smaller segments of time help as well.

In the spirit of the season, I do practice reviewing all my goals and setting general courses for the coming year (bullet journals for the win with this).  Because there is inherent value in self reflection. 

So may you all have a happy and blessed new year, and may your writing improve tenfold.  

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