Do you ever feel guilty for not writing?
After publishing a weekly post in a consistent manner for a few months, I screwed up and totally forgot about the blog during December.
I felt awful.
So when I started planning my first post for 2017, I knew I had to start with an apology. It was the right thing to do.
Yet as soon as I began typing, I noticed something was off.
“Does anybody actually care about my apologies? With whom am I apologizing?”
When I bought this domain, one of my main goals was to stick to the habit of writing. I was already working as a copywriter and producing ten articles a week, but I wanted to write about other topics that interested me as well.
But now, 3 months after opening the blog, things have changed. I’m not only writing more than ever, but some other exciting news have come along the way:
I got my diploma in Screenwriting. I was lucky to met some wonderful colleagues and even started a promising project. Success.
I managed to write down the whole outline for my upcoming comic –and the visual style is gorgeous (my friend Angelica has some mad drawing skills. Check her art here)
I started studying illustration since I’m more interested in animated movies than live-action ones. (Hopefully, my storyboards won’t be filled with stickmen anymore.)
I’ve been rewriting and organizing a compilation of almost fifty poems I’ve written over the years. Planning to publish them this year through KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing.)
I’m still working as a copywriter.
And most important…
I’m making an honest living out of writing!
That’s something I never thought I could do, and I’ve been significantly happier ever since.
After not writing in the blog for a month, I realized I was blaming myself for not showing up. I was mad at myself for not being consistent, without actually taking a moment to reflect on how much effort I was putting into my writing.
In 2016 being a writer was just an idea, and now I was making some real progress.
Now it’s your turn:
We all procrastinate and forget about our word quota every once in and while. But when you take a look at the big picture, you can see how much you’ve managed to achieve.
Please take a moment to think about last year:
How much have you accomplished?
Have you improved?
What has changed from January 1, 2016, to this date?