December 26, 2015 by Ifeoma Dennis
Now at the end of the year, it seems like 2015 went by pretty quickly although during the year, nothing could have dragged by slower.
Here’s my recap for the year!
Things I’m Glad I Did In 2015:
Passing the three board exams I wrote last year. Considering they gave me loads of anxiety, I’m glad I could look back and be thankful I got through them all.
Sending emails to programs after I applied late for residency. I’m glad I got good advice from Yael Itamar and followed it.
I got out of my comfort zone a lot of times in 2015 in terms of interpersonal relations, being the introvert I secretly am, and I’m happy fear didn’t stop me from doing that.
I like to believe I learned more kindness and more patience and more humility and more positivity.
In 2016, I’ll love to:
Continue being kind and brave and optimistic and full of positive energy.
I’ll also love to be more selfish, in terms of devoting my time to friendships with people who return the favor, not people who want me to continuously prove myself to them.
Read more books.
Finish my book. I used to think I’ll finish it before my birthday on February 28, but now I think I’ll shoot for April 30 instead.
Continue sharing and celebrating our writing progresses together! 😀
Now on to our month’s check in:
Last report wordcount + chapter count/scene count:
Current report WC + CC/ SC: NA
WIP Issues This Month:
Four things I learned this month while writing:
Didn’t write this month, but I started reading The Book Thief. I feel the books I read most easily are the ones where the language is flowery without being superfluous.
What distracted me this month while writing:
Traveling for interviews and meeting up with friends this Christmas week 😦
Goal for next month:
Re-read my first and second drafts so I can get a hang of how to start my book.
Read one of the Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series that have been sitting idle on my Kindle to inspire me to write.
Finish the critique I owe Yael Itamar!
What are everyone’s goals for next year?