I’m very excited about 2013.
Excited and actually a little nervous because there are so many things to do this year. I gotta finish editing this book, submit it to the PNWA contest, begin shopping it around, and start researching the next novel.
Oh, I suppose I should plan for some fun, too. After all, that long overdue vacation made me realize all work and no play turns my creativity into a dry, cracked river bed.
Seriously, I was amazed at the number of plot tweaks (and even new book ideas!) flooding my mind as I wandered around different cities with absolutely nothing else to do but enjoy museums, meet new people or just sit outside a cafe watching the world go by.
Vacations – a definite must for battery recharging for the new year.
So yes, the 2013 To Do list of things is now hanging on the wall directly across from my laptop, giving me the gimlet eye.
Yup, I’m one of those people who does New Year’s resolutions. And I do them because I’ve learned that they work. When I write things down on a list and stick that list where I see it often enough through the day, somehow I manage to get them all done by the end of the year.
Granted, they’re not always expertly tied off in pretty packages but they are respectably completed.
First up on the list: Revise the first two chapters and write-up the summary for PNWA contest submission. Luckily, part of my vacation included spending a week in upstate New York near where my novel is set so I was able to rewrite the prologue.
But I still have yet to revamp the second chapter and attack the summary.
The deadline looms. I gotta get going.