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“You cannot kill a breeze, a wind, a fragrance; you cannot kill a dream or an ambition.” - Michel Onfray
Happy New Year to all family, friends, fans, writers, poets, bloggers,
supporters. Happy New Year
The year 2015 was an eventful year, and I welcome and embrace
2016 with open arms and an open heart. I plan to make some serious changes this
year, to myself and my life, with God's help of course.
While I did not carry out most of the resolutions I had
planned for 2015 (some because I am to blame and some circumstances were just
out of my hand), 2016 is a new start and a new page, one in which I plan to
make each day count.
I have new goals this year, and I'm setting smaller
ones than I did in 2015. If I finish them all, then well and good, if not, then
may be 2017 will see those goals accomplished.
The past couple of years have been hectic and full of
downs and pressures. I feel I'm suffering a burn-out and need to slow down and
rejuvenate. That's why I am taking some time in 2016 to work on
self-development, as a person, a professional and as a writer. I am making 2016 MY Year.
Resolutions for 2016:
1.Be happy and strive to be happy even
when things aren't going too smooth.
2.Read. Read. Read. – I love reading and 2015 has taken a decent chunk of my reading time
away from me.
Write.I plan to write every day in 2016, if not every day
then I have a target of 365 pieces by the end of
the year. If I skip a day's writing, the next day needs to have two
pieces written. These may include chapters to stories or blog posts or anything I can come up with. I won't set a number of words, pieces can be 100 words or 1000 or anything
below, above or in between. The goal is to
4.Search for publication opportunities.
5.Read at least 6 Arabic books (any
6.Read at least 6 paperback/hardcover
books (any language).
7.Revise and study German (I plan to do this on my own for a time, until I'm ready to restart
classes instead of starting from Zero).
Takhayyal, book reviewing and focus more on the blog and making it better.
9.Support other authors, writers, and
students interested in writing. I had this
plan in 2015 to read more blog posts and comment more. Although, I didn't do
the great job I had in mind, I plan to keep it up this year and hopefully get
in touch with more blogs and writing. All writers need support, whether in being told
that they're doing good, redirecting them, or telling them the ups and downs of
their pieces. Commenting on a post or simply sharing it anywhere on social
media is great help to writers.
10.Stay away from negativity and negative people. If you're one of those
people who emit negative energy, don't be upset if I argue with you or leave
you alone altogether. This is my life and I plan to make it a happy one.
11.Market my blog and writing more and learn how to professionally market
them. (So, if you have any tips or suggestions, please don't hesitate to leave
them in the comments below or in a quick email! J )
12.Keep on blogging. Guest posts and
features are always welcome.
13.While I plan to keep on with the book reviewing, I will not let it overwhelm
me as it did in 2015 and in late 2014.
is MY Year! I hope it will be a good one.
14.Be happy J
I wish you all a Happy New Year. Make it YOUR Year and make
every day, and every moment of it count. Stay positive, love always, be happy
and seize the day! Carpe diem!