Don’t beat yourself up for what you didn’t accomplish in 2014

This is a known fact in the universe, most writers are self-doubting humans who work their asses off hoping to get it right. I am very much among them.
On top of that, at the end of every year, I’d ask myself “what the hell have I been doing for the past 12 months?”
Well, I’ve learned how to answer that question.
I have been doing a lot.
I sat down and wrote, not every day, but most days. I may not have turned out as many books as James Patterson, but dammit, I did finish projects. I completed a novel, short stories and a screenplay, and started two more novels. I researched and outlined.
I wrote.
As we prepare to welcome the new year, it is time to remember what we have accomplished as writers in 2014 and not beat up ourselves for what we did not do.
Maybe we didn’t get as much done as we wanted, but we kept writing.
Maybe we didn’t get as much published as we wanted or hit the best seller list, but we kept writing.
The year 2015 is only a few days away. Don’t look back with regret. Instead, celebrate that you are a writer and look forward to what you will accomplish in the year ahead.
Tink. Tink.
That is the sound of my champagne glass saluting you.

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