We made it. We got through the dumpster fire that was 2016 and finally reached 2017. With each new year comes new year resolutions, but if you’re like me, most years your resolutions don’t last more than 30 days. At the start of 2016 I wanted what most people want: to exercise, eat healthier, sleep more. You know, the usual things. But more than anything, I wanted to become a published author. So instead of making a scattered list of how to improve my entire life, I decided to just focus on writing. I would read at least one published book a month. I would write almost every single day. I would connect with other writers who were on a similar journey. I vowed to do everything I could to become a better writer and a published author. Now that a year has passed, I can see the results of those writing resolutions.