Musings, Personal, Writing

The halfway point

I can’t believe we’re over halfway through 2012. It’s scary how quickly this year is going. I thought the half-year mark would be a good opportunity to look back on some of my goals for 2012. Although I didn’t write down strict resolutions, I turned to inspiration the desire for change as my starting blocks for this year.

And despite having lots of fears and doubts, I did make some important changes and I did try to inspire myself to follow my dreams. I quit my job and my last day was at the end of March, I finished a novel I started this year and have come with ideas for a few more. I just hit the 40,000 word mark on my next story and I’m so pleased I made the leap to try to become a published writer. I love writing and my passion has increased being able to focus on it more. I’m currently waiting on a full request from an agent and I feel more ready than ever to make my dreams come true. The worst part is waiting!

The biggest step for me has been declaring myself as a writer. That was scary but I’m so glad I did it. I’ve had loads of support from family and friends and you guys and it really helped me be able to write and not feel ashamed or guilty or nervous about it. I am a writer. I’m yet to be paid to do it but one step at a time πŸ™‚

Even if it doesn’t work out, I’ll know I really gave it my all this year. I can look back on 2012 with no regrets which is what I wanted when this year began. I took the leap, I made the changes and I just hope the second half of the year will prove that it was all worth it. I’ve got all my finger’s crossed – when they’re not typing, of course!

How are your 2012 goals panning out at the halfway mark?



30 thoughts on “The halfway point”

  1. Woop woop! Congratulations on all you have achieved. I wish you the best of luck with your novel/future novels. πŸ™‚
    2012 is going so quickly, I agree!

  2. Congrats on all of your accomplishments so far, and just being brave enough to take the leap to be a writer! I hope once New Year’s rolls around, you’ll have even more 2012 accomplishments to add to your list! πŸ˜€

  3. Although there is a lot of red and pink on this journal, Victoria writes motivational posts, and that compensates.

    When do you write your novel? In the morning? In the evening?

  4. I’m slowly getting there. Revising my novel this year was unexpected, but a huge learning experience. I haven’t been able to write a new story idea that’s been on my mind for a couple of months now. But I’m happier with the blogging, that is going a lot better than I anticipated.

  5. That’s wickedly impressive. Congrats on all you’ve achieved by the half-way mark of this year! πŸ™‚

  6. I think I was afraid to set goals this year, because my life has been so random for so long. I think my goal now is to simply discover new goals and beleive that I can get off the speeding train to create the life I want.

  7. That is the important thing….that you REALLY gave it your all. It is very inspiring to see you living out your dream. I am wishing for the BEST news from the agent. πŸ™‚

  8. Wow, I can’t believe it’s the midyear point already. But it feels like I’ve lived five lives already this year. Yikes…I am not sure that is a good thing.

    You’re doing great I think. You’re living life the way you need to, what more can a girl ask for.

  9. I started out expecting a lot from the year.
    Had worked in 2011 for reaping fruits this year.
    But it turned out everything just crumbled down.
    Makin a new start with this halfway mark..
    Hope it turns out to be good..:)

  10. I am also alarmed how quickly time has flown. And congrats to you on how much you’ve achieved in half a year. It’s a huge inspiration seeing how you have taken your life into your own hands. I’m looking at taking my own leaps in 2013 with a writing sabbatical, perhaps more schooling, and (hopefully) a career change. I look at 2012 as a transitional time for me to actually set myself up. I only hope I don’t chicken out when the time comes! Change is scary. Good, but scary.

  11. 2012 has already been an amazing year! OK so I may still be working & am working on book 2; I’m in the stages of self-publishing book 1, not to mention now being mates with my muse! I just hope this year gets better (ie meeting said muse)!

  12. Hey, I actually think something you highlighted there is what is standing in my way maybe: actually saying that yes, I want …will…am…a writer…and then take it seriously. I worry it is superstitious or foolish to tell others or somethinng or to even start a silly blog. Is it okay to just say it yourself? or is that a hindrance in a way?

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