2017: Refocusing

I’m a bit of a perfectionist.

I struggle with motivation, yet if I’ve started something and can’t don’t finish, it bugs me.

There’s quite a few unfinished projects that I swore this past year I would complete. Revise a draft. Begin a new one. Add to the blog. Invite guest bloggers. Research. Finish my screenwriting course I started after I graduated high school… three and a half years ago.

Instead of kicking butt in 2016, 2016 kicked my butt. All the events that transpired are swirling and bumping and burrowing into my brain, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s simply a pile of mush up there.

I’m not going to lie, because of events in 2016, 2017 is looking like a pretty bleak year. I have ambitions, ideas, goals, but life has a way of taking you by the arm and flinging you around until your brain is pureed and you don’t remember the person you were at the beginning of the year.

But we must keep setting goals. We have to keep striving our hardest to plow through the muck and mire because if we don’t set intentions then life is nothing but aimless wandering leading down a bleak path.

For me, I’m determined once more to finish that screenwriting course.

I want to finally finish the rough draft of the fantasy novel I reworked this summer.

I’ve toyed with a World War II story for the past year and have been slowly building up a collection of research books. It might be time to dive into those.

And, as you can see, the blog (once My Double Living) has acquired quite the revamping, including a new name! I am excited to see where Confabulari leads. If you’re new here, welcome. I mainly speak about writing, giving tips and encouragement to other aspiring writers. January will be a trial run of sorts, but for now expect new posts on Mondays and Thursdays and look forward to monthly themes, guests posts, books reviews, creative projects, etc.  I hope to give you all better content this year!

With a motivational problem and the ups and downs of life, even that list intimidates me.

But I’ve got 365 days to accomplish it.

Let’s see how far we get.

1 Comment

  1. You got this girl! I always tell myself a little work on a project gets you farther than no work…somehow I tell myself if I can’t work on something an hour a day then working on it at all is a waste, which is simply not true. Little strokes fell great oaks! 🙂

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