2012 was a productive year. Last month I received a diploma from Long Ridge Writers Group. Something I’m proud of because my writing over the last two years got better with each assignment, and my confidence has grown from when I started the course. I have submitted three short stories for publication, one of which I got a rejection letter with the other two still pending. I’ve entered two short story, and a poetry contest. Even though it was a growing year, I felt there was more I could’ve done. I’m sure I’m not alone feeling that way about our goals for 2012. To start off the new year, I challaged myself to try to write a book, atleast 50,000 words, between the first and the thirty-first of January. That would be an amazing feat for me considering I’ve barely written 1,000 in a day. But I like to aim big. I’m not going to stop there. I will continue to write short stories and submit, and enter contests. I will write what I know. And write what I don’t know, breaking the rule. I will share some on-goings in my life, along with my opinions on certain things. I want to make the new year, as I think we all do, better than this year. No matter if it’s being more productive, or a better person, or you just want to be happier. It’s a new year, full of new hope. Whatever you do, make it a good year and don’t let it go to waste. Happy New Year!!!