Looking back at 2019

Looking back at 2019

Let’s just get it out there that 2019 was not a good year. Not writing-wise, not publishing wise, not personal life-wise.

Did I write anything new in 2019 at all? Yes, but not really, I guess I can say. I wrote a few short stories but nothing that ever panned out to more than that. No novellas, no new novels, no nothing. And that’s just sad.

I finished the Unexpected duet, sure, but… I’m not all that happy with it. I think I rushed it and I forced myself to finish it when I didn’t want to, and I think it shows. It does for me when I look at it, anyway.

I didn’t track any wordcounts or anything this year, so I have no idea how many words, or how little, I’ve written. I plan on getting back to tracking everything in 2020 – slacking on that isn’t good for me. I like seeing what I’ve done, how much I’ve written, what I wrote on. I don’t like not knowing. I feel like I’ve wasted all of 2019 – but I probably wrote some things worth being happy about. But without tracking… I have no idea what I did this year or what was last year or what. I’m pretty sure I wasn’t good about tracking anything last year either… it was also a bad year, so this is turning into a trend.

2020 is the start of a new decade though. A better one, I have decided. Nothing can be worse than the past ten years. There have been good times, of course, not all of it has been bad, but the human brain remembers the bad and forgets the good – even if it’s all mostly good. That’s how my brain seems to be programmed, anyway. But I have decided that 2020 will be the start of something better. But this is a post for another day.

I’ve been ignoring everything online for this past year. I’ve hardly been on my Facebook account, I had a little surge of inspiration for my Instagram, but then that died as well. But I’ve just now fixed up my website! It’s the first step to a soft re-boot for 2020. I’ll tell you more about that in its own post, but I have plans. Many. I’m nailing them down right now and slowly implementing changes as everything is set in stone.

2019, you kind of sucked. But it’s the end of the year now, not even a month until a new decade starts, and I’ve got my mojo back. It’s time to start doing something about it – and I am. I am working behind the scenes right now setting things up, and I’ll be back with a new post soon to tell you what I am working on.

How’s your 2019 been? Not as sucky as mine, I hope!

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