1 January 2009 - 7:07 pm

Happy New Year!

It’s that time again!  How did that happen?

2008 was a strange year.  It started off in a state of limbo and wondering if my family and I would ever make it to Australia.  For a while, it was very uncertain.  And then all the packing came to a head, and we upped and left the country that I had lived in for 20 years.  Around the other side of the world, I had a new life to put together, a new career – everything.

It’s been exciting, it’s been good, and despite my cautions and reservations, it was the right move for me.  Despite the good friends I left behind.  Friends can be visited, and have been missed terribly.  I think of you often.

That said, I’m not sorry to see the back of 2008.  It’s been stressful too, and we’ve had our setbacks.  Moving into 2009, there are a few things about my situation that are not good.  I’m hoping that they will change soon.

Right now, I am looking forward.  I have plans for my writing that have got me enthused and energised.  Sometimes I stop and think about the amount of projects and plans I have on my plate, and I have to sit down.  When did I get so busy?  How did this happen?  

Let’s see.  I have:

  • the novel – edit and submit
  • the Apocalypse Blog – ongoing (the current target is six months, though I’d like to get a year out of it)
  • short stories – write more, edit and submit
  • the writing group – lots of stuff to do there, though most of it ticks over on its own
  • Script Frenzy – I’d like to do this this year, if only because I’ve never written a script before and at one point it sounded like fun.  I also have plans to be an ML for it (as I was for NaNo in 2008 and 2007).  It’s entirely possible that I’m insane.

I think that’s it.  Sometimes I stop and wonder how I’m going to get it all done.  Most of the time I just try to get my head down and plough on through.  I guess I have no excuses for being bored, huh?

It feels good to be doing something with it all, though.  It’s about time.  I feel like I’ve wasted enough of my life not pushing this stuff, even though it has always been my first love.  Now, it’s time.  

To everyone reading this, and to everyone that lives in my heart, I wish you all the best for this new year.  I am thinking of you.

Good luck and good health, my friends.  Happy New Year!

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