Whew, I know everyone was worried about that!
So, 2014 is gone. Even though it's 16 days into the new year, I'm still writing '14 on everything and probably will be until around June. Such is life.
Last year was strange. I don't really remember much of it. It flew by in this big blur of not much happening. I blame Netflix. And Pinterest. And my new found anxiety about life.
This year is going to be different, though. (Says every one ever during January) But really, I'm putting all my fear aside and getting shhhhii--- stuff done. (I'm trying to swear less, can you tell?) Because that's what I remember most about 2014. Being afraid. Being afraid to write, to submit (again.) Being afraid of rejection. That and I've spent a year writing synopses. Which I will happily burn if they ever get picked up to be published and I don't need them anymore. I even hate the word synopsis right now. Look at it, all smug and superior. Synopsis. Douche-bag word. Guess I wasn't kidding about going crazy *checks for white hair*
I'm also trying to utilize fun motivational tools to keep me writing. I've downloaded an ap for my phone with a word count tracker, and a timer that guilts me if I try to stop writing. It's worked both days I've used it so far. And a writer friend mentioned what's called the calendar method on twitter the other day. I'm not sure who originally thought of this but I want to give them a great big bear hug. It basically involves putting a sticker on the date every time you reach your word count goal giving you something to work toward. It's so simple. I remember getting stickers as rewards when I was a kid (I've got the piano sheet music to prove it) but I never thought to do it as an adult and you know what? I want to earn those freaking stickers! Of course, upon hearing of this method I drove straight to the store and went sticker CRAZY! I even got some for my sister because they looked like something she would love. And you know what? She went sticker crazy, too! We are, apparently, a bunch of kindergartners in my family.
I may need stickers for when I exercise, too, because I'm paying for a gym membership that I hardly ever use. (Didn't see that coming when I signed up.) Hmmm... probably not the candy stickers, though.
If I'm going to be completely honest with you, I'm writing this blog so I can put a candy shaped sticker on my calendar. My super geeky, super awesome Firefly calendar. Oh yeah, I'm a cool kid.
Hopefully 2015 will be a great year. Fingers crossed.