Well, here we are. 2014. A new year full of new promise. This is a chance to reflect on past endeavors (both successes and failures) and future plans. I see that Michelle did a reflection of 2013 and revealed her plans for 2014 in her blog of January 1st. She’s accomplished a lot and makes me feel like a total slacker.
Let’s see what I’ve done in 2013.
Still among the living. An accomplishment, in my opinion.
Finally completed the urban fantasy that I’d been working on for far too long. I’m in the midst of the first round of revisions and they’re going very well. So I’m very pleased with that. Already there are ideas floating at the back of my mind for the sequel to this book, but I’m being good and concentrating on getting this book into stellar shape.
Hmm … let’s see, what else? Managed to break my right leg in September through a stupid slip and fall in the shower. That set me back a bit, but not for long. With physical therapy, I’m sorta re-learning how to walk since my left hip is still wonky.
So I guess you can say that 2013 was a rather slow year for me — writing-wise. I can be optimistic and make a New Year’s Resolution wherein I would write so many words each day, or set aside so many hours per week to write, but I know that I would break that resolution in … oh, probably about three weeks. I’ve never been one for making New Year’s Resolution since I’m well aware of the fact that I never keep ‘em.
Still, I do have high plans for 2014. Beyond finishing the revisions of my urban fantasy, I intend to submit it to my agent and see what she thinks. I also intend to get a start on the second urban fantasy that’s tapping at the back of my mind. I’m also playing with the idea of self-publishing a futuristic that I’ve had finished for quite some time.
So you see, I do have plans for the coming year. I just don’t intend to pressure myself into trying to keep a resolution. How ‘bout you? Are you a firm believer in making and keeping New Year’s Resolutions? And if so, how successful have you been in the past?