2016 #writingaccomplishments

Right as we were counting down to a new year, I wrote a post on this site called “2016 #writinggoals” in which I reported everything that I wanted to accomplish before the year was over.

We’re getting closer to the end of 2016, so I think  it’s time to explore what I have accomplished and what I have not accomplished.

  • My project
    • This sort of fell apart halfway through the year without additional help. Life and work had to become a priority for me at the time. I’d still love to launch Art in Transit, but I’ll definitely need some assistance.
  • Write more essays
    • I did this. I don’t think I’ll ever be satisfied with the number of essays I write – no matter that number – but, technically, I wrote more.
  • Start a NaNoWriMo project.
    • Done! I managed to make an idea start to come to life that I had been ruminating on for a while.
  • Give poetry more of a chance
    • By this, I simply mean that I needed to do it more, and really explore my poetic voice as an adult. I definitely did this, and I even went to a poetry reading in the city at the cutest poetry store I’ve ever seen.
  • Submit more ideas
    • I did do this a bit. Over the course of the year I can count on at least one hand the amount of times I submitted something or pitched an idea. (Hey, that’s better than nothing!)
  • Be published in more places
    • Well… See above.
  • Finish and edit pieces I’ve started.
    • I did some of this, but I do actually need to sit down and do it more.

All-in-all NaNoWriMo gave me my creative high. I feel like I’m a new person with new ideas and a new understanding of what keeps my muse going. It’s nice to be here. I may have not technically reached my 2016 goals, but I’m proud of where I am regardless.

How was 2016 for you?

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