Lots of people make New Year resolutions - but I am making mine at the close of the year. It seems like a better time, for me. We are nearly into the last month of 2016, so I am looking back and assessing the year that has nearly passed. It has been a difficult year for me for a variety of reasons, including bad health. This has meant that I have not been able to work as often as I would have liked, or write all of the things I had planned.
I have a good manuscript to finish. I have enjoyed writing this YA book, and I have shown it to agents who have thought that it 'has legs.' It was meant to get finished this year, and sent out into the world. Now, it is close to being finished. It needs a second sweep through, having had a first draft and a second draft. I am pledging now, in front of you all, that I will spend the next month (when I am not stuffing my face with mince pies, or baking, or wrapping presents) polishing this book, so that on or before NYE 2016/2017, I shall pack its bag, wipe its nose and send it out into the world.
Wish me luck. Time is passing...
Hold me accountable.
I'm doing this!