I didn’t blog last Wednesday, for obvious reasons – check the calendar! But that didn’t mean I wasn’t thinking about writing. In fact, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking – and a lot of work.
First, I wanted to finish the new first draft of my science fiction novel, Flight of the Kestrel: Intruders. I got to 52,000 words in NaNoWriMo, but not to the end of the story, so I wanted to finish by Christmas. I finished on Christmas Eve!
Second, I wanted to review all the social media marketing emails and posts I’d received and not had time to read while I was writing. I wanted to clear them before New Year. I finished them on New Year’s Eve!
Third, I wanted to spend the time before I start editing my novel getting back to poetry. I bought and read Jo Bell‘s poetry collection Navigation yesterday (and loved it!), and I wrote a poem this morning. Good start!
During NaNoWriMo I disciplined myself to make time for writing every day, and I am determined to continue to make that time and use it well, for writing and other important things. So far, since the end of November, I’m doing fine.
Never mind New Year’s resolutions – just do it!