It's amazing to think that 2013 is over and we're in a completely new year now. I'd think it was still 2012 and we were all waiting for the countdown to the end of the world, but here we are, beginning 2014 and wondering what new adventures and troubles it'll begin.
For me, each year is another milestone in my fledgeling writing career. I've got three manuscripts under my belt now and working on finishing up my current one. I feel both certain and shaky on my progress these past few years.
I see all of the ways my experience has added to my growth, but sometimes experience, especially the negative, has its drawbacks. It holds you back and makes you hesitant to dive headfirst into new ventures. It can also limit your vision if that fear isn't overcome.
And that's my goal this year. To learn from my past while still retaining all of the things that kept the fire in my heart lit and made me the aspiring author I am today. Expect an update on that somewhere around January 2015 (which feels like a century away, but I'm sure we'll get there in what will seem like a month and a half).