Happy new decade!
My 2018 New Year’s resolution, bullet journaling, looks to be sticking for the long term. 2019’s resolution was to do creative projects that stretched me. Oddly enough, I managed to keep that one even though I forgot about it after a while. I got a short radio play into PMRP’s Halloween show, Beyond Grimm, and I signed up to write for Theatre@First’s upcoming 24-hour show.
Sadly, I didn’t get far on the novel, but–big news–my brother and I started a podcast! The pilot is right on the cusp of official release, and I’m so excited to get to work on the rest of Season 1. This is partially thanks to me reading The Artist’s Way this year, and I’ve amassed a pile of writing and creativity books since.
So this year, I’m making a simple, concrete resolution to keep it all going: write 500 words every day. It can be anything: my novel, podcast scripts, even blog posts (we’ll see if that results in more posts here…); however, I’m not counting my Julia Cameron-prescribed Morning Pages, another habit that stuck surprisingly well this year.
And finally, as I’ve done a few times before at New Year’s, I’ve recorded myself singing “Auld Lang Syne”. I think I’m starting to hear the improvement in my singing over time. This is also the first time I’ve recorded it on guitar instead of ukulele, which as a side effect means I’m singing in a higher key, so I’m proud of that added degree of difficulty.