A Thank-You Letter to 2019
Better late than never is my thank-you letter to what I’ve learned in 2019. It is also a welcome to the better version of me waiting in 2020. Recently, I’ve been working on some new goals for the new year. There were a lot of things I wanted to achieve. I planned to increase my productivity in hopes of being a more consistent author. I am working on being less of a procrastinator despite my inconsistent work schedule.
Many of the objectives I planned for myself did not come to fruition. Looking back, I could barely complete a third of the list of goals I had planned for myself. I am regretful of the many times I had to delay or cancel projects because of work-related issues. There has been little progress with both my writing and this website with little to no updates. I wanted to express my apologizes to all the readers who’ve been waiting patiently.
During December, I took some time to reflect on myself. How I could improve and show a better more professional side of myself? My goal this year is to form a team to assist me with the publishing side of being an author. I’ve learned that despite my desires, my efforts will remain stagnant if I remain as a one-person team.
In Reflection, Thank You
I would like to take a moment to thank those who cannot be part of my team but continue to take the time to assist me as best they can. Despite their own constraints, they were kind enough to help me in editing my various works. Without them I wouldn’t have found the courage to attempt to take the next step in my author journey.
Better Late Than Never: First Quarter Updates
I want to take the next few moments to share my plans with you from this moment on to the end of March. One of my of my yearly goals is to provide more news update progress on my ongoing projects. Ideally, before the end of the year, these news updates will become a monthly addition to my schedule.
One of the changes I made for 2020 was switching newsletter services. When I first started my website, I joined Mailchimp. It had fit my needs at the time but I found the learning curve a bit difficult for me. I’m currently transitioning from Mailchimp to Mailerlite.
Better Late than Never: A New Newsletter & New Projects
I’m redesigning my newsletter to incorporate a better layout. Mailerlite’s drag-and-drop features made it easier for me in the designing process with less time. I’m hoping to roll out the first edition of my newsletter very soon with March being the latest it will appear.
Along with my newsletter, I am also writing a novelette. This short story will be exclusive to my newsletter subscribers. I am quite proud of how the story is turning out even if it is at a snail’s pace. The novelette will be a supernatural prequel to another story I plan to release soon. There is not much else I can say other than that I’ve excited to finally get this story project of the ground.
Better Late than Never: Upcoming Short Stories
Last year, I released a few short stories onto a selected website. I had two goals in my observation. My first goal was to observe the engagement level with each story. The second was to discover which of my plots were more appealing to readers. I am proud of the comments and the valuable feedback I received from the audience. I will be revisiting these short stories and re-releasing a select few to feature on this website.
With that said, I look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months. I hope that 2020 will be a great year, filled with more memories than last year.
Is there anything you want to change for yourself? Did you have a goal last year that you want to accomplish this year? Share your thoughts and leave a comment down below.