|Hey Jace ! I saw your letter pop up on my newsfeed and had to take a peek. I'm glad I did! I too, as have most people I think, have been guilty of looking back on past resolutions and seeing a disturbing pattern. That is such a shame in your case. You, my friend, are a talented and creative person. I believe it is truly only a matter of putting it out there that is holding you back. I hope and pray you follow through with your desires and dreams and put it out there in 2016. I will be checking back to assure you do! You can't have too many people holding you accountable with a well placed nudge!
I believe you have a typo in the first sentence ... This letter marks the eighth straight year din which you detailed your resolutions to write ... (in) in place of (din).
Good luck in the contest and even better luck in 2016!