The Death of 2016 (and Goals for 2017)
It’s officially half an hour until 2016 dies, and I’m glad for that. This year has been…ugh. And not just because we lost a lot of my heroes or because an immature tangerine baboon somehow managed to get elected. It was also ugh on a personal level in many ways. My depression hit HARD this year, and my productivity went down to almost zero.
But it was also a good year. I got a job at a company that treats its employees like royalty. I wrote Krampus Hates Christmas, which I’ve gotten overwhelmingly positive feedback on. And I continue to have the best family and friends a person could hope for.
I don’t make resolutions on New Year’s Eve. Resolutions, in my experience, are made to be broken. Instead, I set goals. Yes, there’s a difference. So, what are my goals for 2017?
- Keep the writing schedule I’ve set for myself, which means four novels complete by the end of the year.
- Try to continue to update Spelling Errors every other week.
- Start up a Patreon account to offer things like audio to Spelling Errors readers. (Other Van Sibling will be narrating.)
- Eat healthier, get exercise, work towards not looking like a disgusting bloopy cow (which is how I worded it when talking to J earlier today). This is actually important for more than just looking less like Jabba the Hut – I can’t wear a binder until I’ve lost some chub. And I really, REALLY hate having boobs, so yeah.
I have some minor goals, but those are the big ones.
Spelling Errors should be up on its new site when midnight hits (all links here have been updated). Happy Death of 2016, everyone! May 2017 be less of a little bitch.