Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

It's that point at the end of the old year and the start of the new that everyone starts listing their resolutions or goals for the New Year. 2008 was a watershed year for me in my writing life and my daywork life. Both have bought new highs and new challenges.
So for 2009 my goals are: (insert drumroll)
1. Manage my weight - this was difficult when my mobility was so poor. It's still going to be a challenge but I need to do it and now I'm in better shape mentally and physically it's the right time for me to work on it.
2. I hope my writing is growing stronger with each book, this past year I've been working on the areas where I felt I needed to improve. For 2009 I want to finish writing A Scattering of Leaves, it's very different from my other books and I don't know if it will work but I think for my own development I need to do it. Fingers crossed that my lovely agent will like it.
3. I need to organise my time better, this year has been an adjustment between working an 80 hour plus week (a combo of writing and day job) down to a more managable time but now I need to plan it more effectively.

I'm really looking forward to this year despite the economic doom and gloom. Thanks to everyone who's supported my writing journey this far. I love and appreciate all of you.

5 comments:

Sally Lawton said...

Hi Nell, just stopping by to wish you a very happy new year and hope 2009 is filled full of lovely things for you x

Michelle Styles said...

Happy New Year and your determinations sound achievable.

Phillipa said...

Happy New Year, Nell.

P xxx

Julie Cohen said...

Happy new year! May 2009 be the best ever. And I hope your bruises are fading!

Elizabeth Hanbury said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, Nell! :)

Liz x