For the past few years, I’ve followed Chris Brogan’s advice and chosen three guiding words to serve as my theme for the year, as an accompaniment to my more in-depth annual review process. “Share” was one of my theme words in the past that I found particularly useful to me.
For 2018, my guiding words are:
Each year I complete a personal annual review, but this year I’m adapting it into a format to accompany my monthly reviews and sharing it with you.
I’d like 2018 to be a year of visible accomplishments. To me, that means finishing things: completing my novel revision, writing the remainder of this year’s NaNoWriMo project, and catching up on home improvement projects. In other aspects of my life, I’d like to have visible progress to point to, something I can show (or count) that I’ve accomplished some things I’d like to. The three words I’ve chosen to guide me this year are enough, practice, and finish.
My creative focus for this year was revising my work-in-progress novel, The Second Rebellion. I felt a little burnout and decided to inject a little play into my work by participating in Inktober and writing a fun retelling of Beauty and the Beast during NaNoWriMo.
See my comprehensive creative annual review, covering both my writing and illustration.