I have only one aim for 2014: to finish writing and publish “Book 2”.
Ok, as always, I have a New Year Resolution to lose weight, but I anticipate that will go by-the-by. Eat less; exercise more: I know what to do, but somehow it never quite happens that way.
Put the ‘do-good’ resolutions aside: my one aim for 2014 is to complete Book 2.
I will have to support the family, of course. One Grandpa is going to have a heart operation (stents); the other is recently widowed (but still travelling the globe). The children still need ferrying around to music lessons, swimming, drama, school events, etc. My daughter will leave primary school and I’ll have endless meetings with teachers and SENCOs to ensure the transition is happy.
But that’s ok. Family stuff happens. I’ll just write around it. After all, my one aim is to write Book 2.
We also have plans for a holiday or two. Most excitingly, a family trip to Zambia (although the bank balance is making uncomfortable noises at the thought!) but also some camping around the UK. But that’s ok: I’m entitled to a break from writing, aren’t I? Zambia could even be considered research…
No, my sole aim is the completion of Book 2.
Although there is also my cello playing, and church commitment.
And the cricket to watch.
And Wimbledon always distracts me for a couple of weeks.
And there’s the Great British Bake Off, and Strictly, and Have I Got News For You, and other earth-shatteringly important things to watch on TV.
And occasionally my husband works less than a 14 hour day so I’ll want to spend time with him then.
And we’ve promised ourselves that we will go out and catch some culture this year – some plays, or concerts, or shows, or anything.
So: plenty of time for writing and publishing Book 2.
No chance of distraction or procrastination at all.
Roll on 2014*…
(*What? Near the end of January already? But I haven’t started yet…)
Leave a Reply