Thursday, 5 January 2017
Happy Belated New Year
Forgive me father for I have sinned, it has been four months since my last blog post, and one of my writing resolutions this year is to be a better blogger (as is my resolution every year).
2016 was a disappointing one in terms of writing, but at least I can't complain that my life isn't full.
For 2017, though, I want to be better, carve out more time for my writing and generally be more focussed and productive. To do this I either need to delegate more or to be more organised - or probably both. I heard an interview the other day when an author with a full time job was asked how she fitted everything in and she said she had a big bottom and a dirty house. I think she's got it just right - its getting your head around not caring if the chores aren't done because you're doing a far better thing by devoting time to your writing. (Also means you have to get your family's head around it too and make sure that they pull their weight and not spend quite so much time on the X-Box!)
Anyway, in terms of being organised, one minute after the applications opened to join the Romantic Novelist's Association New Writers' Scheme, I sent off my email. And I got in. So now I have a deadline to deliver a manuscript by the end of August. It seems a long way off at the moment but I'm sure, judging by the speed last year disappeared, that it will come round quickly enough.
Now I have no excuse and I'm determined to make 2017 a writing year that counts.
Hope you all have a happy and productive writing year too.