As it’s already 2014 here in New Zealand….
Happy New Year to everyone and I hope 2014 brings everything you want and need.
As I tend to do on New Years’ day, I’m looking back on 2013, and also looking forward to the coming year. Often I think I’m not achieving much at all but one of the reasons I do look back is that it puts things in perspective and I’m thinking wow, okay, I’ve done way more than I thought I did. No wonder the year felt busy. It was!
I wrote about 148K in words – 2 novels (almost, as Winter Duet is 68K with 2 and a bit chapters to go), a few shorts, and my share so far of a co-written novel/novella. I submitted 2 novels, and have done the edits, galleys etc for both. I also received a Kairangi Award at my day job, for my writing 🙂
Considering I work full time, and play in an orchestra and there’s all the usual day to day stuff going on in there too, I feel like I’m doing okay. According to GR I also read 158 books, but in my defense quite a few of those were graphic novels and audio books.
My writing goals for 2014? I want to finish and submit Winter Duet within the next couple of months then…. On Wings of Song a WW1 novella, Family and Reflection, book 3 of The Sleepless City, and The Harp and the Sea which I’m co-writing with Lou Sylvre. I’m hoping to start One Word the next story in the Hidden Places series.