Result #57: Hell, I barely even check the numbers any more, so I'd say this is a success.

#57 I won't let the numbers get me down.

Date: 2-26-2014

Due Date: 2-20-2015

Resolution: Granted I have a fantasy that one of these days I'm going wake up,  log on to make an update and see that I've had a consistent amount of readers for a long enough period of time to turn this blog into a career, but that's not really why I'm here. Just like everything else, I'm going to do what I'm going to do whether I have an audience of one or one million.

That's said I can't help but get excited when I see peeks only to feel defeated when I see valleys. This project is supposed to be a fun distraction from the ups and downs of life and not a added burden. 

You may not even see the effects of the pressure I put on myself so this is more of an internal resolution than one that can be gauged. From here on out I will not only remain confident that I'm going to complete this project, but I'll complete it without the added pressure of worrying about what anyone else thinks.

Thanks to everyone who has been following this experiment. It's been a blast so far. I look forward to sharing more of my adventures.

Update #1: The Conclusion.

Date: 2-29-2015 (AKA 3-1-2015)

I often say on this blog that I wish I could get paid to do this. Though it's awesome to have this as a fantasy I'm fully aware that when it comes to blogging I'm still searching for my voice. I created this whole 365 Days of Resolution experiment not fully to complete all the tasks but to push myself to not only write on a daily basis and put it out there to the world rather than keeping everything in drawers and folders like I've done with my screenwriting.

There have been times where I would look into how many people visited TheWickerBreaker.com to find my numbers dropping (and believe me, there aren't many numbers to begin with.) I would find myself thinking, "What's the point?"

I know, whether I'm writing for one person or one million people I'm going to complete 365 Days of Resolution no matter what. The numbers do still effect me but they've yet to really discourage me as I know this is still my learning phase. 

Being that I barely even check the numbers anymore, I consider this a success.

 

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.