What are your plans for the 2024?

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
    Kenna McHughposted 4 months ago

    I wish you all a Happy New Year!
    My plans for 2024 are speculative writing, writing for my clients and writing on my film site more while still hanging on to HubPages.
    What are your New Year plans?

    1. WriterJanis profile image92
      WriterJanisposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Happy New Year Kenna!  I'm going to keep with HubPages, but possibly branch out elsewhere. I would love to see some better money.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
        Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Janis, Thank you. Yes. Diversify is a good idea if we want to see better money in 2024.

    2. TheShadowSpecter profile image85
      TheShadowSpecterposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Happy New Year, Kenna!  My New Year's resolution is to get my science-fiction novel published by a traditional publishing house before 2024 is out.  As for my goals here on HubPages?  I'd like to hit at least the 500-article mark here on HubPages; but I know I probably won't get there, because composing query letters to literary agents and traditional publishing houses is hard and time-consuming work.  Therefore, I've only really been posting articles on HubPages that I know will likely get a number of views.  My long-term goal in that respect is to reach the 1000-article mark, but I realize that's currently a distant star.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
        Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Jason, thank you! I, too, have a target to surpass 200. And, like you, other writing pulls me away from HP. Regards to your SciFi writing, do you write short stories? If you do, you might want to check out Writers and Ilustrators of the Future. They do quarterly submissions at no charge with a publication every year.

        1. TheShadowSpecter profile image85
          TheShadowSpecterposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks, Kenna.  I don't really write short stories, but I'm not ruling it out.  The two science-fiction books that I have written are regular-sized novels.  Nevertheless, I will go ahead and check out Writers and Ilustrators of the Future to see what they offer.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
            Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            Great! big_smile It's not my genre, but I have heard wonderful things about them.

    3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Best wishes for Health and Success in 2024!

      For myself:

      A) I will be involved with additional research and development into:
      - vaccines for the prevention of Alzheimer's and other dementias.
      - vaccines to combat and prevent Multiple Sclerosis.
      - development of "tooth buds" that can be implanted for growing new teeth, replacing the need for crowns, permanent partial dental bridges, and full-arch transplant replacement.
      - 3D implants of many kinds and more lifelike protheses that can be equipped to have the sense of touch.
      - Increasing access to mental health services nationwide.

      B) I currently have about 50 martial arts grandmasters in my tutelage in and around West Africa and I see this figure doubling within the year. These men and women and their schools are the best of the best and we will see them in the Upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics.

      C) I will continue to encourage members of Generations Y and Z to run for office where there are actually unchallenged seats in elections in many cities in USA. In 2023 in Ohio, we progressed from dozens of unchallenged seats to NONE.

      1. TheShadowSpecter profile image85
        TheShadowSpecterposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        "development of "tooth buds" that can be implanted for growing new teeth, replacing the need for crowns, permanent partial dental bridges, and full-arch transplant replacement."

        Patty?  I think the elephant in the room here is the need for Americans to put the ax to the dental prosthetics industry altogether.  Lately, I've been hearing horror stories about prosthetic dental implants.  Dentures and false teeth have long overstayed their welcome in modern dentistry.  We can only hope that investors will wise up and pull their money out of the dental prosthetics industry so that regenerative dental technology can finally prosper here in the United States and throughout the world.

        1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
          Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          Agreed. We need to be able to grow new teeth when needed

    4. tsmog profile image85
      tsmogposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      This year will prove to be interesting for me. Two big life changes ahead of me. Well, maybe three. We'll see.

      One is I wrote my autobiography equating to over 100,000 words between Oct and Nov. It spanned near 70 years. Yes, a unique life as all have. I announced it to my niece in an email, who has an MA in English with a minor in Creative Writing, and she stunned me with her reply saying, "Congratulations on finishing your draft!!!" I appreciated the congratulations, yet I recognized the teacher in her lingering near by.

      What stunned me is the keyword, 'Draft'. hmmm . . . We, all being writers, know what that means. I have a central theme as suggested from reading articles on autobiographies. So, this year, 2024, before me lay (Or, is it lie?) the maybe complicated challenge, most certainly exciting adventure, and perhaps mysterious, mystical, and magical new 'experience'.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
        Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Tim, I agree with your niece, congratulations!!! Not many people can say they have a 100K book written. Yes. Editing is a chore but worth the effort.

        1. TheShadowSpecter profile image85
          TheShadowSpecterposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          Editing is like an uphill battle, but it's well worth it in the long run.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
            Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            I agree!

      2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        That sounds exciting and I hope you have good results.

    5. Glenis Rix profile image94
      Glenis Rixposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Wishing everyone a peaceful,,healthy and happy 2024. I’m of an age where my main objective is to enjoy every day and practice gratitude for continuing good health, good friends,  and family.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
        Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Glenis, Yes. I agree! At any age, that philosophy is most agreeable for a better existence.

    6. cracklepopsnap profile image62
      cracklepopsnapposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      To be a better version of me.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
        Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Jackie, that is a valid goal! To the best of 2024!

  2. abwilliams profile image68
    abwilliamsposted 4 months ago

    Happy New Year Kenna!
    We are staying home tonight, building a bonfire and grilling out. No desire to get in the middle of any craziness! There will be plenty to see and hear  off in the distance...

    Going forward, I hope to be able to continue writing. Now that I am officially retired and will have more time to invest, I hope that HP is the right place for me!

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
      Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Angie, I hope it was sane and safe. Yes. Continue writing is the place to invest more time. I, too, wish that HP is the right place for you.

  3. viryabo profile image93
    viryaboposted 4 months ago

    I wish you a very happy new year too Kenna. While I’ll still hang with Hubpages and keep my works here, I hope to continue with my KDP adventure, and also start to sell templates online for my niche subject.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
      Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you! KDP is another channel for writers. I have a few ebooks, too. Templates sound interesting. I guess for interior design?

      1. viryabo profile image93
        viryaboposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Yes Kenna smile

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
          Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          big_smile

  4. Miebakagh57 profile image69
    Miebakagh57posted 4 months ago

    HubPages is still okay for me.                                       I'll write less but concentrate on updating all my articles.                                      Happy New Year Kenna, ABWilliams, and other writers here.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
      Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Yes. Updating is a constant at HP. When I update, I notice an uptick.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Kenna, thank you.

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
          Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          You're welcome!

      2. WriterJanis profile image92
        WriterJanisposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Kenna,
        How often do you update your articles?

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
          Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          Janis, it varies based on my client's wishes because they come first. After all, their money is guaranteed. I try to keep my articles updated within three months. The more articles I write, the more challenging that is to do. I'll discover more information about the article topic and add it to the article. I never let them go a year without an update.

          1. WriterJanis profile image92
            WriterJanisposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks for the reply. I'm going to start updating more often.

            1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
              Miebakagh57posted 4 months agoin reply to this

              Three times in the year is enough.                                  And if you had articles over the 50 piece mark, you may find the updating treat cubersome.

              1. WriterJanis profile image92
                WriterJanisposted 4 months agoin reply to this

                Thank you Miebakagh.

                1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
                  Miebakagh57posted 4 months agoin reply to this

                  WJ you're welcome.

  5. Readmikenow profile image94
    Readmikenowposted 4 months ago

    I hope everyone has a happy New Year.

    I plan to write more articles for Hubpages.

    I will continue with writing my books.

    I will continue to support Ukrainian refugees as well as my family and friends in Ukraine.

    I will work toward having a new president of the United States in 2024.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Good luck, Mike.

    2. Kenna McHugh profile image92
      Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Mike, Thank you! Your goals cover more than just writing. That's great! I, too, hope for a better administration. I pray there are no more wars. I have and wil support groups that help the Ukrainians.

      1. Readmikenow profile image94
        Readmikenowposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Thankyou!

  6. Chuck profile image84
    Chuckposted 4 months ago

    Happy New Year Kenna. I am hoping to find more time to write again. 2023 was taken up with having a new home built and watching one set of grandchildren mornings during the week and another in the afternoon. The house and move are now done which should give me some time to write.  Best of luck for you and your plans in the new year.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
      Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Chuck. It sounds like you had a creative year with other parts of your life. I admire grandparents who help care for their children's kids. I am sure they appreciated it. Here's to 2024! Best of luck to you!

  7. waynet profile image68
    waynetposted 4 months ago

    My plans are to start writing again! maybe here now and then, got lots of hub articles to wipe as they were awful! I remember when this site first started many years ago.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
      Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Great, Wayne! I remember, too, when this site started many years ago. Good luck!!

    2. profile image0
      savvydatingposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      If I don’t start writing again soon, I may pull out of Hubpages altogether this year. We’ll see.
      But I wish everyone progress in their endeavors for 2024!

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
        Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        I hear you! It's tough for us right now. I hope you do start writing again. I find the process therapeutic and enlightening. To a prosperous 2024!

        1. profile image0
          savvydatingposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks so much, Kenna.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
            Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            big_smile

  8. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 4 months ago

    Happy New Year to you also Kenna.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
      Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Jodah.

  9. Vlado - Val Karas profile image75
    Vlado - Val Karasposted 4 months ago

    At this age of 79, and with many subjective biomarkers placing me at the age of someone 30 years younger, I will continue with my multiple practices -- qigong, meditation, kundalini, bliss-at-will, self-hypnosis, synchronizing brain hemispheres, abstinence from sugar and wheat, 19-5 intermittent fasting...and a couple of more of that weird crap that fill my life with unutterable joy of creative curiosity about what else I could be.
    As for writing, I don't know, at 80-something articles I may update some, may write a few more for those few of my readers who chose not to see me just as a shameless braggart and a self-centered weirdo.
    In any case, no matter how little I may be showing it with my rare participation in forums -- I truly and honestly appreciate and honor all hubbers in their efforts to make of writing much fun, money and whatever else it means to their mind styles and life styles.
    May all of your dreams and plans be fruitful in this New 2024!
    Thank you Kenna for starting this one, which gave me a chance to say all this.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
      Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Val, you may live to eternity with all that action on your body. I guess you'll write when you want to write. Good luck. Thanks for your wishes!

  10. Vlado - Val Karas profile image75
    Vlado - Val Karasposted 4 months ago

    Kenna dear -- "Eternity" is a VERY long time -- lol -- instead, my wishful thinking is gravitating around a cultivation of quantum healing abilities, also at distance, if humanly possible. Loving people and trying to make myself useful if I can, and for that I need to make myself a right instrument.
    Thank you for this mini-chat, and thank you for wishing me luck.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
      Kenna McHughposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Val, that is awesome! big_smile

 
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