Feedback Friday!

Posted: January 3, 2014 in Feedback Friday
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Happy 2014, everybody! I hope you had a safe and celebratory New Year’s Eve, doing something more awesome than what I did, which was watch the ball drop with a horde of children who once again were bitterly disappointed that nothing, like, exploded at the end, which is an expectation they have every single year. Confetti and fireworks are not enough for these people.

This is the time of year when everybody starts making their resolutions. I used to do that. “Stop smoking! Save more money! No more fast food! Lose weight! Be nicer to people!”

Have you ever tried to curb a nicotine and shopping addiction at the exact same time, while subsisting solely on coffee and air? Do you know how that kind of thing turns out? Well, I rang in the new year by buying three new pairs of shoes and just had a cigarette, so there you go. SUCCESS.

This year I decided not to do resolutions, but focus more on goals. Goal #1 pertains to this here blog, so let’s talk about that a little bit.

I’m generally happy with the pace of my writing itself. 30,000 words or so over the past 4 months is pretty good output, especially when I consider that I wrote exactly zero words of fiction from January to September of last year. What I’m not happy with is the writing I’ve been doing in other areas. I’m starting to get the hang of Twitter, and that shit is surprisingly fun, but I could do better. I also find these weekly blog posts hard to write, since I spend the other days of the week working on what I’m going to post on Sundays; it’s difficult to make the switch from fiction to non-fiction and figure out what the hell to talk about. Rather than throw in the towel on that, I’m going to try and stretch in the opposite direction, and add another post to the weekly schedule; the only way to get better at something is to work at it more. I haven’t decided on the final format yet, but I’m leaning toward something like a Top Five Tuesday. Could be a link round-up, a list, pictures, I’m still working on it. I do know, however, that if you come back on Tuesday, I’ll have a very special Top Five Embarrassing Things About Me, to kick us off.

So, mark your calendars for that one, and I’ll see you Sunday for Chapter Seventeen!

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