Six years ago, I finished the first draft of Mechalarum - 88,000 words during National Novel Writing Month. My response to this feat was "It sucks. But maybe someday I'll make it better :p." I didn't really believe that. I'd long ago tossed aside the notion of having my name printed in a book as a silly fantasy.
So 2015 was an exciting and fantastic year. But it's not time to rest on my laurels quite yet.
In the past, I've been nervous about sharing my goal stuff. I'd think to myself, "What if I tell everyone I'm going to do something, and then I fail?" The truth is, self, that telling people you're going to do something actually makes it more likely to occur - at least, it does tend to be a psychological motivator. It's easier to give up on something when you don't have people counting on you to make it happen.Read More