Saturday, February 9, 2013

Around, But Not Around

I know. I know. I haven't made a blog post in awhile, or posted a video on YouTube for that matter. I've been around, sorta. Ya know, posting on Twitter and facebook
     Occasionally, I'd think that I'd make a blog post at least, but then I'd decide that I'd rather just do a video update. For some reason every time I'd make a point to film, I'd just end up not doing it. So now, I'm sitting down and just putting something out there. After all, I don't want you guys to think that I've left you completely. Never gunna happen.
     This year is very much about changes for me. I'm rearranging my priorities, setting goals, and getting determined. At least that's what I'm striving for. 
     My new list of priorities for 2013 consists of things that have been on my list in the past, but weren't given as much attention as they should have. In fact, the only thing on my list that has ever gotten much effort was YouTube. I believe that I was using YouTube as an excuse or a crutch to keep from
working on the truly important things. 
     Now don't misunderstand me. I love YouTube. LOVE. I've been making videos for a very long time. However, my life's purpose is not to be a YouTube Superstar. Would that be nice? Sure. Is a lesser version of that something that I am hoping for someday? Absolutely. But I cannot allow myself to continue moving forward with my tunnel-vision goggles on. If I do, I'll never get where I really want to be in life.
     So my new and improved priorities list for 2013 does not include YouTube. That's right, it doesn't even make the list this year. I've given it my all for a few years now and it's time for something else to have the top spot. Writing.
     If you know me at all, you know that I want to be a novelist. I've dreamed of being an author since I became an adult and I've wanted to write books since I was a baby-preteen. Emphasis on 'baby' there lol.  
     That's what I've been doing. It's in full swing now. Writing everyday and looking forward to it. I want to start finishing books and sending them out on submission or self pubbing. It's time to remove the "soon-to-be" from my mini bio. I'm ready to consider myself a full-time author. 
     For those of you freaking out because you have now convinced yourself that I'm leaving YouTube-- simmer down. Not true. I'm NOT. I'd like to get back to posting at least once a week, but the videos might be a bit random and not necessarily book related. Sometimes they just might be me talking about whatever is striking my fancy.
     I want to stay connected to you guys. You're my friends and the best part about YouTube is the comments. That's what I look forward to the most. So I'm not going anywhere. I'm just not going to let YouTube be a reason for me to not work on my book. Writing is my career and YouTube is my hobby-- Not the other way around.
     
VIEWER QUESTION: Some of the other things on my priorities list for 2013 is fasting, exercising, drinking more green tea, and cleaning my apartment. What are some of the things that you might be adding to your priorities list this year?
Thank you:

4 comments:

  1. I hope your writing goes well this year. I'm glad you're focusing on what you really want. For me, this year a priority for me is to get back into school. I took some time off after getting my associates degree to figure out what I want to do. And during that time I realized I want to go back to school and major in English.

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  2. That's awesome. I think that's a great priority to focus on. Good luck!

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  3. Good luck with your priorities for this year! Mine also include focusing more on my writing and connecting more with the online writing community :-)

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  4. Thanks for checking out my blog, Rachel! Agreed, I'd like to start connecting more with the online writing community. I have a strong following because of YouTube and I'd like to now somehow shift that attention-- Ya know, cross that line from being just a reader to also being a writer. Good luck with your books this year!!

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