Ah, it's that time of year again.
I've just watched my youngest son open his school Christmas Carol concert with a solo, school has ended for the term, my Christmas tree is up, and it's only a week until Christmas.
I had several writing resolutions this year that didn't quite pan out the way I wanted them too, but I achieved a lot nonetheless.
In January, I'll have some news to share, and from February I'll be working with my new editor on my short story collection which will be published in June.
Right now, I'm trying to eek out the new novel idea which is lurking deep in my subconscious, and continuing to query my slightly less-new novel.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
It has been a busy year for me this year, and to top it off, this evening - yes, on a Sunday evening, four days before Christmas - I sent off another submission.
So, I now have a novel with an agent, a novella with a publisher, and a collection of flash fiction out with a different publisher. Phew! It's definitely time for a glass of wine to celebrate.
I started the year with a list of goals, and didn't really accomplish many of them. But that's okay, because I'll have that list to use again next year. But what I did do was have my third book published in June and complete/start from scratch all the projects that are currently on submission.
Next week, once all the hectic Christmas stuff is over, I'll be starting on my next book - in fact, I'll be cannibalising an old novel that I originally wrote when I was seventeen. I can't wait to read it. The last time I rewrote something from that period, I had to remove a lot of references to pay phones!
On that note, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.