This blog was born in December of 2013. As I gave my theme a long awaited overhaul I realised a review of my blog was long overdue. In my first post ‘Resolutions, backgrounds and pursing the tantalising.‘ I outlined the purpose for the creation and upkeep of ‘Next Stop: The End’. As I glance back at this post I realized how far I had come in some areas, and how I had fallen woefully short in others.
The original aim of this blog was tri-fold – 1) To get over the crippling anxiety I had in letting others read my work, 2) To get the point where I could complete a novel length project, and 3) improve my writing skills. In the first area I believe I have been quite successful, otherwise I would not been able to keep an active blog; whether I had the free time or not. In the third area I also believe I have been successful to a degree, while there is room for improvement I feel that my skills have improved quite a bit. Now area two is the crux of the issue. I have completed various articles of flash fiction and poetry. Yet I still have not completed a novel. Worse, my ongoing series have gone long neglected since February last year (Jason and the Darwin Awards, Sweet Brain Damage, And you call youself a…). This absence, while caused by external factors, has crippled my progress and the growth of my site. It also conflicts with the very posting goal I laid out in my about page ‘Ventures in creativity: all you need to know.’ One would think that 1 post a week would be easy to stick too…
Over all, my goals for this blog remain the same, but in light of my review I am going to add one more: To keep my minimum posting level even if I’m busy with life related problems. Besides, there’s no way the next year can possible be as busy as 2014 was for me so someone please slap me if I miss a week.
Now, on with the literature!