New Blog, New Emphasis, New Goals

I’ve never been one to accept that resolutions had to be decided on New Years. I find spring is the best time to reflect on the past year and review what I would want to work on. A time when I would think about my failings in the past year and how I can improve myself.

2017 is a year I will never forget. It was the year I published my very first book. A life goal that in the past I never thought I would achieve. I lived in a constant cycle that I feel many of my fellow new authors are in where confidence in our own work is so very difficult. I found that I needed approval of others for work that I spent months on before I could feel proud of it. It went beyond criticism and feedback, becoming more about validation than improvement.

Now I find myself in 2018 looking back at that time and thinking how much I’ve grown as a person since then. I want to continue to grow as a writer, an artist and a reader. As such I’m revitalizing my blog and refocusing my efforts to improve myself and hopefully help other new authors in a similar place as myself. My aim is to post a book review every two weeks and a post on writing reflections every other week. I may also sporadically post artwork as well as I find it very helpful for character design.

I hope this helps and look forward to sharing more thoughts and ideas about writing. 🙂

– Raphael

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