As another year draws to a close, this is usually when I look back and see what I’ve accomplished as a writer, and then look ahead to a new year with goals and opportunities. This year I did get a short fiction (The Pocket Watch) published at a new ‘zine, and I had an opportunity to interview a prominent poet for Motionpoems, but because the film didn’t meet certain criteria (due to the film-maker’s not following them), it was not ran/presented. Yes, I was a bit disappointed; but I was grateful for the new experience and a chance to meet new people. Who knows, I may try my hand at another citizen journalist’s assignment at some point. To end the year, a short story (Jewel) and an essay (The Door) was published with Piker Press, and I submitted a (horror) short story to a (my first) contest. I should know the result for this by the end of January 2015.
2015 is looking more and more like a year full of life-changing events which I can’t elaborate on now. And for that reason alone, I’m not going to set too many goals for myself. What I will do is focus more on writing short fiction and essays, and hopefully read more books than I did in 2014.
What about you? Were you able to accomplish as much as you’d hoped for this year? What are your plans for the new year?