To say that my New Year’s post is a little late would be an understatement. It’s already February, and I’ve yet to write a blog post this year (aside from having a guest, C. S. Boyack and a reblog of Mae Clair’s post about her latest release).
I started a draft, or at least I had the title, but never got any further with it. And suddenly January got away from me with nothing to show for it.
In a way, that’s a reflection of 2018. It was, for me, the year that wasn’t. At least in regards to writing. I began the year determined to write more words, read more books, post on my blog more often, and publish the third and final book of my Driscoll Lake Series.
It didn’t happen. I don’t want this to sound like I’m making excuses, but life just got in the way. There were lots of changes at my job (the one that pays the bills). My husband and I had health issues. I had emergency eye surgery in September, and he had a triple bypass and aortic valve replacement in late November. During his recovery time, I couldn’t wrap my head around writing.
I’m trying to get back into the swing of things. Words are beginning to flow again, so I’m hoping to release Unclear Purposes in the spring. I already have ideas about a new series, and I’m contemplating publishing a book of short stories.
I also plan to blog more often. Some things I want to include are book reviews, guest spots to authors, keeping readers updated with the progress of my WIP, and other random posts. I may even do some character interviews to familiarize readers with my stories.
I wasn’t sorry to see 2018 end. So far 2019 has been good—my husband is back at work and doing well, things have settled down at my job, and in general, I feel optimistic about this year.
How is your year going so far? I’d love to hear from you.