Came across this little gem of a writing vlog and it spoke to me so much.
Before I turned 30, I had the goal of 10 stories published. While I didn’t achieve it, I still hit that number before my 31st birthday.
So what was next?
As I write this, I can’t remember. And I’m too lazy to go back and check what I wrote about it. However, in the last month, I have been making myself think and decide on a goal for the rest of the year. There are five months left in 2022 and I’m going to make it count.
So I think my end-of-year goals will be;
- Self-publish one story.
- Have a completed first draft of a second story.
- Have the plan for a third story (mostly completed).
I’ve got a few ideas from back in 2020 that I still need to get around to. So maybe they can be the other stories. But I also have this one little gem from the beginning of this year that I’ve started.
Wellness in progress
The first half of 2022 has been better for me than the three years. Even despite not writing since January. As the year dawned, I had a thought that turned into action.
This year is going to be my year of wellness.
Everything I didn’t like about myself, I was going to change. And I’m going to give myself lots of time to do so. No pressure. No specific timelines. Nothing like that. To start my year of wellness, I made a list of all the things I didn’t like about my situation.
- I wasn’t writing, editing, or publishing.
- I was fat.
- I had depression.
- I was not enjoying life.
I began the year with a new job, which felt like a mistake (though there was nothing to indicate it). I was having constant bad thoughts. I was not writing, and I half hated myself for it and half didn’t care. But I wasn’t alone. I was with my lovely husband and two cats.
With his encouragement, I went and got anti-depressants. And wow. It was night and day. These happy pills changed my outlook on life. I look forward to each new day where in the past I hadn’t. I enjoy life now. Everything is improving. I’ve lost weight. I enjoy my job and have fun with the people there. Things that stressed me before do not anymore. I think life is fun and good things are in my future. I plan on spending the rest of the year enjoying life and getting back into writing.
Just a reminder that the Smashwords July sale is about to end. Here are the books available.
Another new cover for Feet or Fins
Created another book cover for my first book 🙂 I think this might be better for the representation of the story.
Updated book cover
Been playing with Canva and created another cover for my short story. I saw that the new cover for The Witch Room got people interested and maybe this new update will help From the Mountain.
Half-price stories of Smashwords
Check out these discounted stories on Smashwords and leave a review.
Enjoy some 99cent tales and please leave a review.
Short Story Freebies!
These three stories are free to read on Smashwords. Click on the image to go to my catalogue. Also, feel free to leave a review.
July Smashwords Sale!
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