Monday, December 30, 2013
Looking Ahead (#WIPmadness check-in, December 30)
Sorry for the late post. I'm off work for the holidays and operating in my own timezone.
First, some business:
1. Which one of you lovely folks will be hosting WIPmadness for January? Just so I can redirect to the appropriate spot. :)
2. We have one final prize winner: Tonette dela Luna! Tonette, contact me and we'll figure something out.
This is the time of year when the light starts to return. (At least, here in the Northen Hemisphere, and especially the farther north one goes). At its darkest, night falls around 4pm here in Vancouver. Compared to 10pm in the summer... well, that's a pretty big change.
I wish that it wasn't considered a faux pas to keep one's holiday lights up past January 1st. I think they should be able to stay up at least until at least winter is gone. But maybe that's just me. I love seeing all that brightness in the dark. January and February can both be quite miserable and I wonder, is it because we took the lights down too soon?
But at least we have another sort of light that doesn't go away: the light within. The spark that keeps us going. So on this, the very last WIPmadness check-in post of 2013, I thought it would be a good time for us to look ahead to the coming year.
What goals do you have? Writing and otherwise.
Writing-wise, I have a few major goals. First, I'm of course trying to sell my finished novel. Getting an agent is my absolute priority, and I'm going to do everything in my power to succeed.
Second, I have other projects I'd like to finish. The urban fantasy I started last year, for one, and the new YA piece I began back in November.
Outside of writing, my biggest focus is going to be my health. Achilles tendonitis sucks, and has prevented me from going to the gym, but I've adopted strategies now for managing to go even if I can't walk very much. I'd like to get back in shape, and focus on fitness because it just *feels* better. The fact that this just happens to be around the time when the rest of the world is guilted into it is just luck of the draw.
So that's my goals for the coming year. How about you?