2018 and Beyond!

This year, I haven’t been consistent with my updates, and honestly, it bothers me that I let my blog fall so behind.

I’m not sure how many readers I have left on here, but please know this year has been nuts for me. Back in March, unfortunately, my grandfather was diagnosed with cancer. In October, sadly, he passed away, but his suffering ended. Not only did I lose my grandfather, but the guy in my life lost his grandpa, too.

If you follow my blog, then you know that I also went back to school for my technical writing certificate and to learn front-end web development. Right now, I’m also still working on the new writing platform I want to launch next year. And currently, at the end of the year, I have been offered a full-time technical writing position.

Needless to say, this year has been full of changes for me, some good and some bad. On the one hand, the job that I’ve wanted for years is finally in my grasp, but then I’m also suffering from thoughts of self-doubt. I worry that if I take the job, my writing won’t be good enough, but I’m not sure if it’s just my anxiety kicking in.

I’ve never had a full-time writing job, and I admit, I’m a little scared that I won’t be a good writer, but I don’t want these thoughts of doubt to hold me back.

Change doesn’t always lead to bad things, and I have to remember that when I make my final decision.

At the same time, I also grew as a writer. I can successfully read my old work now and think, Gah, this was crap!ย 

For 2019, I know where I’m going.

I’ve been trying to get an agent for a while now, and that’s one of my primary goals for 2019. This time next year, I want to hopefully, have an agent and look for publishers who are interested in my story.

The writing journey, like life, isn’t a straight path, it’s a twisty road, full of turns and corners. It took me years to get here with my technical writing, but it’s one step closer to my dream of writing fiction full time.

Honestly, I can’t say I accomplished all my goals for 2018, but it’s not ending on a sad note. Let’s hope, from here, things continue to push me towards my dream of being a professional, published fiction writer.

To all my readers and the people still following this blog, have a

2019

Beginning the new year, I’ll start posting again, hopefully. With all the changes going on in my life, making time to write is more important than ever, and I want this blog to stay alive.

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7 thoughts on “2018 and Beyond!

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather. *Hugs*

    I hope this year turns to be wonderful for you. Merry Christmas and a very happy new year! ๐Ÿ™‚โ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„โ›„

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  2. I’m sorry to hear about your grandfather too. And good luck to you on the website. I’ve been mostly putting it on hold as it will require quite a bit of back-end, although I already have the front-end finished and functioning to some degree. And to an interesting extent, it has been what my school was focusing on.

    This year had been a rollercoaster for me as I was trying to figure out where to go to next and whether I was going anywhere. Now I’m really ready to head back and start working and doing what I do like.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope the new year would be better for you.

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    • Thank you. I had some sad times this year, but I’m hoping next year will be better. Yes, to create a website, you do need a back-end database, and I’m hoping to find someone to handle that part of my website.

      I’m sure you’ll figure it out ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks! Have a great new year!

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      • If you need any help, feel free to ask me. I have some experience in the back end. And I do know an easy framework to use that isn’t PHP and I have already seen it work firsthand, although it’s a rather unused version.

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  3. Hi there! I’m a fairly new writer myself and, have to say, in the infant stages. I am terribly sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. I recently learned my mother is in the early stages of dementia – NOT something I was prepared for, but, are we ever? I will pray for you cuz, well, when someone is hurting, that’s what I do. I hope it brings you some comfort. On another note, don’t sell yourself short, ever! There are endless possibilities out there just waiting to be revealed and you sound like a talented young lady. You have prospects and determination – I’d say that’s a great start. Chin up luv. You will be fine and when fear or doubt creeps in just remember – 3 more feet. (for explanation, read 3 Feet on my blog if you’d like ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Take care and have a very Happy New Year!! RCD
    @ addicted101.com

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