My 2016

I know what we’re all thinking, the year is almost over. 2016 was a decent year for me but I still have a lot to accomplish in 2017. To reflect, I thought to post some things I did achieve this year.

Started my blog.

I started blogging in August and have been able to connect with some of my favorite authors and talk to others. It’s nice to read about others in the same boat as me. I really do appreciate all the support I’ve received and it doesn’t go unnoticed.

I turned 30.

One of my first posts was Crap I’m 30, which was more of me poking fun at myself. 30 isn’t so bad, I just want to take time to enjoy life. I need to quit stressing about petty things I can’t control. My 30th birthday was awesome.

I got closer to being published.

I actually received good feedback from a short story I submitted. It didn’t get picked to be published, but it’s the farthest I’ve ever gone so for that, I’m proud.

Future Goals

I have a lot more to achieve in 2017 but I’m glad to get this far. It’s a battle each day to keep going, when my inner voice tells me to stop writing and focus on other things. I can’t let that happen. I have several projects in the works. I just need to tighten up my writing and get working with an editor.

Thank you again for all the feedback and comments. I hope for more to come in 2017.






10 thoughts on “My 2016

  1. Thanks for sharing your 2016 with us! I hope 2017 is the year you publish =) Sorry I haven’t gotten the feedback to you for your story. I’m still working on it, but I hope to have it to you soon.

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  2. You have done a lot and next year can only be better. You forgot to add you get people to comment. I struggle, can you tell me your secret for next year’s blogs lol

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    • Thank you Barb! If I think of Blog topics I’ll be sure to post them! I’m still learning as I go. 🙂


  3. Just keep doing what you’re doing and live your life as if you already are the author you want to be. You’ll find that your dreams will be made reality before you know it.

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    • Thanks Hunter. That’s the mindset I try to keep. I do have plans to self publish some work soon.


  4. Hi, Joanna.

    I’ve taken some time to read a few of your posts. From reading only a few of them, I can tell you really, really want to be get published! I know it can be difficult to mentally endure sometimes when your hope gets deferred over and over again from getting turned down, so I thought I would enlighten your future confidence with a little (true) story:

    This well-known American author wasn’t always such a success. While he would go on to publish popular novels like White Fang and The Call of the Wild, his first story received 600 rejection slips before finally being accepted! Did you guess the author’s name yet? The answer is Jack London. This is one of many stories in my latest book. it is designed to boost your confidence by addressing those times when we feel like throwing in the towel and quitting; 50 real life stories of individuals who realized success despite consistent failures, hence the title of the book- Perseverance ( I hope you don’t mind the link. It goes to my website. 🙂

    I will conclude my comment by saying this- One brick at a time, you are building your tower of success. If you will remain true to your purpose, you will one day realize the dream of your heart; just like the fifty cases presented in my book: Perseverance. I declare that success is a reality and you will get published in 2017! Move forward with those words, and remember- you have to believe it (first in your mind) to see it (in your life)!

    Have a nice day. 🙂

    -Joe Colling (
    Writer/Blogger/Spiritual Agriculturist

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