Looking at my previous blog post, it’s been a year since I was actively hands-on with my writer’s platform. 2017 proved to be a challenging year with health and other stressors that I knew would take strength and resilience to remain positive through. As far back as February 2017, I had to “unofficially” put down my tools and take a breather from my planned writing goals. I say unofficially because in stepping away from pursuing publication or higher degree education for 12 months, I actually got a hell of a lot of draft novel writing done participating in NaNoWriMo and both Camp NaNoWriMo sessions in 2017.
Like many other people out there, I have joked about how atrocious 2016 was on the world. We lost idols, there were disasters, there were things that were just plain horrifying. It was definitely one of the worst on record. But I am going to kickstart my plan to blog more often with rounding up why I’m grateful for 2016… namely, that my heart is still beating to stride into 2017, looking back and saying “We’re still here, we got this.”
Here are all the reasons why I truly cherished 2016: Continue reading “Why I actually loved 2016”