Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Post New Year's..errr....post....

Yeah, anyway.....first post of the new year. Hopefully the first of many.

I was a tiny bit proud of having more writing blog entries this year than last. Though, to be fair, I did split some of my writing time between my other blog and this one, so that should be taken into consideration.


Overall, I think it's been a decent year in regards to writing. I've been writing more this past year than the year before, as well as (still) working on my 2011 NaNoWriMo project. Editing is a bit tougher than I thought....just sayin'.

Speaking of NaNo, it wasn't a stellar year for me in that category. I started on track and quickly fell off the boat. I could blame it on a busy month, but that's not being totally honest. There were a lot of times I could have been writing, but didn't want to put forth the effort. It also didn't help that I switched ideas at the eleventh hour, leaving behind all my preparation for one story for another that I thought would be more interesting....but wasn't. I mean, I might keep the kernel of the idea, but the overall execution of the idea wasn't as "neato" as I had hoped.

I don't really do resolutions, per se, but I do look for ways I can improve in the upcoming year.

I think I'll keep it simple again, this year as the year before that, in that I'll just try to Be Better.

A better husband, a better friend, a better person, and a better writer.

It's called the past for a reason....it's behind us. It's now time to look forward.

Now, on to adventure!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's right - can't change the past anyway.
Here's to an awesome 2013!

Mark Means said...

Thanks Alex, and I hope you have a great one, as well :)

M.J. Fifield said...

I lost NaNoWriMo for the first time this past year. I'm hoping it's last time I do so.

Best of luck to you in the new year!

Mark Means said...

Yeah that stinks, sorry to hear that. I was so excited going into it as I had 'won' the year before.

I'm sure this year will be better for the both of us :D

Jeff Hargett said...

"Be Better" is an admirable goal, one that everyone should aspire to achieve. Best of fortunes on your New Year!

Mark Means said...

Thank you, Jeff, and the same to you as well :)

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