Looking Ahead to 2016

Last week I did a brief overview of what my 2015 was like. This week, I’m talking about some of my hopes and goals for 2016.

I don’t set resolutions for the new year. I’ve found that those almost never end up happening, and then I get down on myself for not accomplishing them. So instead of resolutions, I make plans, and I always keep in mind that those plans are not set in stone. If something doesn’t work, I can try something else.

My main goal, of course, is to keep writing. I’m planning to submit books in April, August, and December; I’ve already committed to my publisher that those will be arriving in their inbox. I might write other things and submit them to other publishers. I probably will continue writing short stories to use as free reads, because that’s kind of fun and it’s a lot less pressure than writing something I plan to have a publisher look at.

I’m planning to keep posting on this blog twice a week. I’m *planning* to vlog once a week, but I’ve been kind of failing at that lately because I’ll have people around, so I can’t record the vlog, and then by the time I could record it, I’ve forgotten that I need to. So I should work on that.

Musically, I’m planning to finish–hopefully this week!–my vocals for “Break the Fall.” Throughout the year, I’m planning to complete the other songs for which I’ve written lyrics. I’m planning to keep improving my bass skills, and to stop being afraid to try to learn the bass line for other songs besides the three I’ve been working on for a year. (Not my songs. Other people’s.) I’m planning to keep working on learning guitar as well, and by the end of the year I hope to be fluid enough with it to actually play stuff. I’m planning on relaunching my band, Dichotomous, with the restoration of the Facebook and Bandmix pages and setting up a website.

Mostly, though, I’m just hoping to have a positive year. And I hope you do as well.