So 2014 was a big year for everyone, wasn't it?
Instead of the obligatory post about how much bigger 2015 will be, I'll say 'meh' and resolve to do a little less this year.
Yes, that wasn't a typo. De-cluttering my life sounds like the way to go at this brave and optimistic point in time. I think I'll do a bit less of all that trying to be a super Mum, author, Uni student, working 2 jobs and raising 3 wonderful halflings.
So what is realistically achievable in my quest to downsize? Hmmm ... I guess I'd better keep on raising the halflings, no cutting corners on that one. Next, I suppose I should keep one job to pay a few of the bills. Maybe I'll spend less money so I don't need to earn as much ... aha that could be a winner! Quitting post-graduate Uni ... yep not for this little black duck at the moment. They say study is a lifelong pursuit, so what's the rush eh? I'll get back to it eventually.
I was offered the position of Head Fundraiser at our local school. Thanks, but no, I'm downsizing this year. Just let me know when you want a cake stall and I'll be there with bells on.
This may come as a bit of a shock and you may giggle into your hipster beard when I say that I resolve to do a bit less social media and more writing. Yes, I said it. Candy Crush Saga and various other nefarious FB games are a major time drain, so I will try very hard to resist your temptations. Of course Dragon City is more like research than an actual game, so I can't give that one up. (Yes I can hear your chuckling all the way from over here. Ok, it is not remotely educational but so very addictive and I can't wait to hatch my first Hot Metal Dragon egg).
I think Stephen Covey here has hit the nail on the head. I don't know how to say 'No.' My to-review list is probably 2 years long atm, so I'll have to say no to new books to review. I do as much as I can, but must dedicate some time to actual writing myself. 'Yes.' Good idea that.
So, what am I writing?
My new editor and I are revising Elven Jewel and making it grammatically correct and tightening up a bit of excessive verbiage (yes, apparently that it a word and a phenomenon).
I also have my short story 'The Tragedy of Garass and Asher' to publish as an ebook this year. It was published in the Alpha & Omega Anthology towards the end of 2014 and is on my to-do list.
Hmm ... that sounds like a bit of work to do, so I'll be heading off social media and working on my New Year's Resolutions right now.
Until next time, be fantastic folks.