January was the month of waiting. Waiting seems to be a large part of a writer’s life. I think I am getting used to it, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t check my email a hundred thousand billion times a day. I try not to, but I can’t help it. Waiting is better than not waiting though, because of course waiting means you have some projects or opportunities out there. And that is always a good thing, no matter how it all pans out in the end. So most likely I will continue to wait throughout February as well, and perhaps even a bit of March too. I think I’m getting rather good at it. :)
Well that was a year. It sure was. I think it was a bit of a tough one in a lot of heavy ways, but I guess in terms of my writing it was my most focused year yet. I made a decision at the beginning of 2017 that I would learn more skills this year and I would try harder to be serious about my work, and I definitely think I accomplished that. So although the year was a tough one, being the very first one for my family without my mum around, it was also a year in which I made a hell of a lot of progress. And for that, I am proud.
This blog has turned into a strange little place, where I generally waffle on about whatever takes my fancy at the time of writing. This is why I wanted to give the whole monthly check in a try, which I have seen a lot of other writers do on their websites, and which personally I always really enjoy reading.
It is kind of a weird thing, like a sort of internet diary, and I’m still getting used to the idea that writing stuff on the net means it’s on the net.... it is a little bit exposing.
But still, I do really love reading other people’s little monthly updates, and I want to give this a try. So here we go....