It’s over. All the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Christmas. The baking is finished. The gifts are unwrapped and gift cards spent. Hopping from one holiday party and/or family gathering is completed and we come to what I call the “week out of time”. It’s the last week of the year, one where we all wait for the new year to dawn. To me, it’s a time to reflect on the past year and wonder about what’s coming.
I have admit…I think last year was good. Not spectacular, but good. For the past few years, since my mom’s death, I’ve been kind of wandering around in a haze. Sure played the devil with my writing. But after getting my grieving under control and my health issues settled (as well as getting on a happy pill), my life settled down this year. Enough so, I’m actually writing again. Not a lot down, but I’ve regained my enthusiasm for my story and worked on some stories.
As for the future year, I made some New Year’s resolutions already. First, I WILL finish TEARS this year, even if it’s such a rough draft I’ll have to spend half of next year re-writing. I also want to submit at least three short stories for sale. I’d love to say I’ll sell three, but since I don’t have control over that, I’ll settle for submitting. And I’m going to read and study at least one writing how-to book a month. God knows, I’ve bought enough; most of them I’ve only skimmed. Now, I’m really going to go in-depth.
So, how about you? Any resolutions you would like to share?