Blog #42: New Year’s Resolutions 2K18 Edition

Jake A. Strife on January 1, 2018

Blog #42: New Year’s Resolutions 2K18 Edition

So last year resolutions went well, to say the least. The latter half of the year, I was busy tending to my newborn daughter, so as family comes first, I didn’t do as much writing as I expected… Who knew a baby would be so time consuming? …ha.
Due to being out of town for most of December, I didn’t even get to start writing God Forge 2. I’m still rereading it and taking notes so that I can construct book 2’s outline. Soon, I should have that finished, though.

So as far as New Year’s Resolutions…

1. This year, I will write at least four novels.
—I truly hope to write more, but I don’t know what’s in the cards as I’m a first time parent. I’m not even sure which four novels, I’ll write. Definitely God Forge 2, and Dark Dayz 3, and Strange World 3, and probably Omega Virus 7… Hopefully more.

2. This year, I will draw more than just January and December.
–Yes, in 2K17, I only drew during the months of January and December. Maybe a bit in Feb and Nov. But there was a large gap. And I would’ve kept drawing until the year closed, but my Wacom pen broke. And it’s not cheap to replace! Ugh!

3. This year, I will read four books AT LEAST.
–I only finished reading ONE book last year. The Legend of Drizzt: Maestro. And it came down to wire with that one.
Being an author, I know the importance of reading, but I rarely find time to do so. I must include this in my daily doings so that I can always continue to improve. What books? I don’t know. I’m reading Legend of Drizzt: Hero, and Diablo Sin Wars Book 1, at the moment. Maybe the Maze Runner books? Those are books right? The movies look interesting. We’ll see!

4. This year, I will be the best father and husband that I can be.
–My daughter is seven months old now, and I never knew time would fly as quickly as it has. Before I know it, she’ll be writing her own books and playing video games, and drawing! Or who knows! It’s crazy having a child! And to my wife, I plan to uphold our vows and then some to make her the happiest woman in the world. Hopefully book sales will be great this year…!

…so there they are. I would like to add more, but I don’t know how feasible what I’ve already written will be.
Maybe I’ll continue trying to learn coding stuff, HTML, CSS, etc… I’ll do my best to try. I’d like to get RPG Maker and make my own RPG… I’d like to do so many things, but there are so many hours in a day, and days in a year.
You know what I miss? Amusement parks! I know I went in October, but it’s in my blood! I want to go to Disneyland and take my little girl. But she’s too young. And last but not least, I want to move back to Los Angeles! The cold weather is awful.

So that’s that. I hope you all had a great 2K17, and hopefully your 2K18 year will be amazing.
May you all keep your resolutions, and prosper, and complete all you goals.

…till next time.

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