Struggling to find my voice in 2016


Last year wasn’t the greatest year for me personally. I have been struggling with an ongoing health issue with fatigue being a major symptom. But it was the year I got serious about my writing. I launched my blog after being asked to be featured in Witty Title Here weekly newsletter. I had spent most of 2015 researching blogging and author platforms and did the Australian Writers Centre’s Build Your Author Platform Course at the start of 2016.

However, my vision for my blog stalled in September. I wanted do be able to do in-depth analysis weekly, but I struggled. Despite doing social media as my day job, my author social media was basic at best and still is at the moment.

Then I decided to do NaNoWriMo despite going through a major health crisis. I won, but it took everything I had.

I spent December exhausted and desperate for holidays. I finally got a reprieve between Christmas and New Year which I spent at the beach and playing video games. I’m still struggling with my health and trying to balance full-time work, writing, fitness and blogging. It feels like far too much at the moment, but I am still slogging on. I’m still trying to work out what I want for my blog but luckily for me on 10 people read it so I can experiment.

My primary goal for 2017 is to cultivate healthy habits so I can find balance in my life to be able to be the writer I want to be.

5 thoughts on “Struggling to find my voice in 2016

  1. I wish you the best for 2017! 2016 wasn’t good for me either, but all we can is keep on going. As for WordPress, I started my blog May of last year, and I already have 983 followers. You’ll get there!

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  2. I can totally relate to this blog topic. I was also exhausted by the end of 2016, having launched myself fully into writing & social media this year, coming from an almost zero in all these areas. And I don’t have the health issues like you to deal with! So congratulate yourself on achieving what you have so far – it’s not easy! Good luck for 2017. I hope you find a good balance that isn’t quite as wearing, but gives you lots of enjoyment and satisfaction.


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