I hope you all had a very merry Christmas. Ours was quiet, which was just as well seeing as we were both incapacitated through illness for much of it and still continuing to recuperate into the New Year.
My hair shirt has been well-worn during this holiday period, thanks to my failure in tackling the many objectives I set for myself. But it’s left me firing on all cylinders, ready for a productive 2014.
So what have I achieved in terms of writing success throughout 2013? Although I failed to get a short story published, I have had five letters published in national magazines earning nominal amounts of money, plus some free paint, and I made the shortlist and long list of two flash fiction competitions. So despite not quite being where I want to be, I’m further down the path than I was this time last year, and hope this progress will continue into 2014.
What plans/projects do I have for the coming year?
- More short story writing
- Complete unfinished screenplay
- Start a novel
- Further letters to magazines
- Update blog regularly
Think that should keep me busy for a while. Of course, the ultimate aim is to be published or win a competition, but honing my writing skills in the process is an added bonus.
Please drop by and tell me how you intend to make this a productive writing year for you, and may I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and successful New Year!
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