My last few IWSG posts were pretty depressing. I wasn't in a good place and was really struggling with my writing at the end of 2013. The support I got from the group for those posts was amazing. With all the pressure to write every day, being told that it was okay not to was a load off my shoulders. I still guilt tripped myself, but then I'd get a new comment and feel better.
So now we are into 2014 and I'm happy that my first IWSG post of the year is one of hope. I'm looking forward to the year and hoping to accomplish a lot. I'm not about to say 2013 was rock bottom, but it was pretty low, so my plan is to go up, up, up.
It should be easier with the supportive people who have stepped up. Angela the other day wanted to know what my next new thing was. My answer was "Uhhhh." I hope she keeps asking though. Asking and pushing me. I'm also signed up for #WriteMotivation again and the other day I got quite the rally when I said I needed to start editing Snapshots. I kind of didn't know how to respond to all the encouragement. I've gotten very used to people ignoring me.
Although thing that I think will help me in this coming year is knowing that I will have down moments. Not everything will go as planned, somedays I'll just be tired and grumpy. That's okay. It's normal. Everyone has them and I can't let them get to me too much and I need to remember my support team (aka friends and hubby) who will help pull me back up.
I'm quite hopeful for this year. Let's git 'er done.