A new year and a fresh start. The shedding of old skin and old baggage. I love this time of year. Everything feels fresh and hopeful. Changing that number on the calendar makes a big difference to me even though it’s just a number.
I didn’t make any resolutions for 2013, except to finish everything I started and to balance my obligations better. What I hope to accomplish in 2014 is more of the same.
I plan on editing my historical fantasy novel, set in bronze age Asia, and getting it in shape to send out on submissions. It’s looking quite daunting right now. A lot of research has gone into it, and I’m worried I’m going to forget all the details that need to go in. It’s also the longest novel I’ve written and the first draft is a beast. I’m not sure how long it will take to edit and I’m a little nervous about the process. I will edit as much as necessary, but this time I want to make the process as efficient as possible, so I’m doing more planning at the start.
If life cooperates, I also hope to start and finish the first draft of another novel. So: edit one. write one.
OH and I also got a new weekly planner! I’m giddy over having all those blank new pages to fill up and doodle on and color code! I got my colored pens and highlighters ready to go… <3
We’ll see how 2014 shapes up. I hope to make it a healthier, less stressful, happier year than 2013. I’m still working on the balance. There may be some big life changes this year that I’ll have to stay flexible about, but I’m excited to start working on brand new things and getting back into writing. I hope that good things start happening this year for you too.
What are you hoping for in the new year?