I was gonna continue on with the character study of status in novels, but I was dissuaded by the flood of obligatory New Year’s posts.
Instead of focusing on whatever it is that I was gonna talk about (personal goals and failures and shit like that) I think I’m just gonna keep this short, sweet, succinct and to the point.
Remember the advice I have given you — take “aspiring” out of your vocabulary. Believe in yourself. Understand that you ARE amazing in all kinds of ways. Focus on the “yes let’s” instead of the “What ifs”.
Prepare yourself to take the next step in your chosen path. (Be it writing, art, music, acting, whatever.) Learn what you need to do to advance your skills, and advance in your career path. Find an agent. Join a critique group. Learn a new skill. Whatever it is, prepare yourself for it, and then do it.
No excuses. You CAN do it.
Believe in yourself. I cannot stress this enough.
And, above all else, be excellent to each other.
My 2012 has been good in some ways, and horrible in other ways. But, I feel blessed and honoured to have met all of you awesome people online, and I look forward to the day when we can all meet up at a coffee shop for caffeine and insanity.
May your 2013 be fruitful and full of love.
All my love and all the best to all of you.