I don’t know what to say about 2019… I suppose it’s a mixed bag.
One hand, we bought a new house and are currently finishing moving into it. On the other hand, I spent the majority of the year dealing with Post Concussive Syndrome – which was a royal bitch to get over. (Long story, and long over due for a post. But it was shooting related. I’ll write something up in 2020 for it.)
Anyways, New House:
It’s pretty nice, comes complete with a finished underground bunker… I mean.. basement. (For keeping all my shooting gear!) My goals for next year? Finish moving in. Sell our old house. Buy a Barrett .50 cal and a helicopter with the proceeds.
On the writing front, which is why this blog exists – for my expected future fame and fortune, pretty good. Even with brain damage I managed to finish a book, get several publishing offers, AND write 80,000 words into the sequel(Goal is 110,000). I’m a bit bummed that I didn’t finish the sequel by the end of this year, that was a big goal of mine. But, I had BRAIN DAMAGE. I think I’ve accomplished a lot all things considered. My goals for next year? Publish the first, finish and publish the second, and hopefully finish the third.
That’s a lot of writing, but I REALLY want to write a follow up trilogy based in the 1920’s. You know, the good old days, when Thompson Machine Guns could be ordered in the mail.
On the shooting front for 2020, goals include getting a new safe. Mine is full. Also, it’s been years since I’ve shot competitively, and I miss the camaraderie of beating other people. I think I’d like to try and get back into that and shoot a few matches. It used to be a lot of fun when my dad would come out and compete also, but alas, his semi-retired job now has him working almost every single Saturday. So, I dunno about that. But I’d love to shoot more next year. Also I just renewed my Concealed Carry Permit for the third time. Over ten years now, never needed it. That’s pretty good. Hope I never do. I’ve enough gray hairs coming in as it is from my kids. But I feel like my skills have taken a severe blemishing over the past few years, and I’d like to shine them a bit. Competition is great for that and just plain old trigger time… more of it!
I also haven’t gotten to go to church much this year. With everything going on, and several strong sicknesses running rampant through my house, oh and our three year old not sleeping…grrr… Sunday mornings and church have been put on the back burner, and I miss that.
Nay, I need that.
But still – There’s one thing in particular that I’m grateful for this past year. With all the hardships and blessings, I’ve grown closer to God than I’ve ever been before. It’s wonderful. And I look forward to growing more in the new year.
Speaking of which, I wish you all great health and happiness and blessings in the new year. Thank you for reading my blog, keeping me on my toes with comments, and giving me likes when I post something worth reading. It’s ego-stroking and keeps me going. 🙂 And if you can’t tell, blogging doesn’t come naturally to me, a lot of the time I struggle to think of something worth writing about when I’d rather just be writing a story out.
But as I said earlier, future fame and prosperity demands that I have a blog as a new author. And I look forward to continuing on this adventure together into 2020.
Thank you all and God Bless.