New Year, New…Something

Well, I said I would write a general blog post sometime soon. It ended up taking me until the new year, but here it is. And what a new year it is! 2018 is truly shaping up to be…something. Not sure what, yet, but definitely something.

A lot has happened to me since I last wrote a blog post. First of all, my solid state drive quit on me, which is part of the reason I haven’t written a blog post. I’m currently writing this on my parent’s computer. On the plus side, I ended up getting rehired at the college bookstore I worked at in September, so I have an income! For now, anyway. It’s another temporary position. But I am waiting to hear back about an application to a local web design company.  The application is for a position as a content writer, so it would be right in my wheelhouse. Oh, and I got my hair cut and grew my beard out.

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In writing news, I got a fountain pen for Christmas and have officially switched from typing my first drafts to writing them out by hand. And I’ve got to say, it’s really improved my productivity! It’s so much easier to block out distractions when you’ve got no computer to distract you. Now if I could just stop obsessively checking my phone…

I’m not making any New Year’s resolutions this year. Every year, I resolve to write a novel, and every year I fail to do it. I’m starting to think it might be easier to write a novel if I’m not in such a rush to do it. I mean, I don’t even have a contract with a publisher yet. No one is holding me to an arbitrary deadline, so why should I hold myself to one? It will take as long as it takes.

That’s really all that I wanted to talk about for now. Hopefully it won’t take me as long to get to my next blog post as it did to get to this one.