We’ve hit March already and I’m still playing catch up from last year. But instead of panicking about how far behind I am, I’ve decided to reassess my goals. There are always so many projects I want to work on, but not enough time and energy to do so effectively. This means I’ve got half a dozen unfinished projects lurking in files and crying out for attention.
So I’ve decided to stop worrying about what I didn’t get to last year and will focus on more realistic goals and deadlines for 2016. That means taking it one day, one week and one month at a time, and giving myself some leeway for all the spanners that life likes to throw in every now and then.
For March that means doing a read through of Winged Reaper before I send it off to my beta readers. While I wait for their feedback I will finally be finishing a novella I started during NaNoWriMo a couple of years ago.
I’m also taking time out to attend a Queensland Writers’ Centre workshop in Gladstone. Not only is this a chance to learn something new, I get to spend time with a fabulous bunch of writers, meeting up with old friends and making new ones. I love being around people who don’t think it’s strange that I go weak at the knees in front of a stationery shop (love my notebooks) or that I carry on conversations with my characters in my head.
Well, that’s my plan for March. What is everyone else up to?