07 January 2009

A Bit Of A Ramble To Kick Off The New Year...

So, it is Wednesday. Yes, uh huh, it is. And I was supposed to post on Monday.


I did, didn't I? Can't you all see that lovely book review down there, saying it was posted on Monday? O:)

Well, it's the 7th already: an entire week into the New Year. How exciting. How tremulous. How... odd. I've been thinking about 2009 for so long now that it's strange to think I'm now actually here. This year will be a very different year for me: I've got a new job, and am supervising people (scary but good), I'm starting a new uni course at a new uni (hoorah, I'm nearly done!), my mum and baby sister are moving away (sniff, tears) - and I plan to query.

Yes, that's right. It's 2009, the year in which I intend to make my query debut. Hoorah! Ideally I would like to start doing this mid-year. It will depend on how busy the new uni course ends up being, and consequently how much time I will have to write - a lot more now I have the new job!

Writing for the last month has been nearly non-existent. I mean, I did write a 10,000+ word play, and add about 3k to the 33dogs book, but nothing on any novel. I'm absolutely itching to get back to Jesscapades - but alack, that shall have to wait until February. This month the 33dogs book is due, the play is being performed (in a week and a half, argh-argh!), I'm going away for 8 days without internet access (during which I'll be directing the play and helping run a banquet). I have to create about 40 characters with profile and motives and goals for a murder mystery night, keep the house in a saleable condition (hoorah, open day on Saturday!), help my Mum move, and create Dad's birthday present which is now only 1.5 months late :S

Argh. This month is going to be insane.

I'll do my best to keep up with blogging, but consider this forewarning: you might be getting a disproportionately large number of book review posts O:)

On Friday I'll recap what I achieved officially last year, and ponder on what goals I'll be setting for the coming year.

Thanks to all of you who regularly read Inkfever - it's truly heartwarming to watch my little visitor counter at the bottom of the page slowly ticking its way towards 2,000 :) The blog is now officially one year and one month old, and I know a couple of you have been following it right from the beginning.

To readers old and new, to readers writerly or not - thank you for sharing in my life, my dreams, my goals and my opinions. May 2009 be good for you (yes, good for you, not kind to you - sadly, two very different things ;)), and may you blossom through all adversity.

Here's to making our way through another year, and celebrating once again at the end :)



Yunaleska said...

Well said Inks!

Seems like a fair number of us hope to query this year. At least we'll be in good company as we wait anxiously for replies!

Yeah, good isn't always how we expect life. But it does happen! As long as you take care of yourself, I don't care how few posts I see.

David de Beer said...

hmm, yes, it is proving hard to process that 2009 has actually arrived. Doesn't feel like it, like there should have been something more significant announcing it.
Also,I was expecting to have some time to sit down and think about what I'd like to do this year as well. And the year just goes and sneaks up on you.

oh, well.

best of luck with the queries!

Lady Glamis said...

I wouldn't miss your blog for the world!!!

I am happy to see that you are busy and productive. I will miss you terribly while you are away, but I wish you the best of luck!

I will help you all I can with querying when you feel the time is right. I know it's going to be a scary process for the both of us. :)

Krispy said...

Happy New Year!

On the uni front, I'm considering a rushed jaunt into grad school, provided I don't find a job first...and maybe even if I do. XP

Ashtah said...

Another new year! Looking forward to seeing your goals and plans on Friday!

My plans are still rather on the unformed side, but more (well, some!) writing is definitely a feature. Sorting out what to do with the next portion of my life is up there too... : )

Congrats on the 1 year 1 month blog anniversary!

Inkblot said...

Yuna - Thank you :) You're a sweetheart :)

David - It really is hard this time, for some reason, isn't it? Just yesterday (the 7th!) there was an ad on the radio advertising half price gym membership if you joined up in December! Thanks for the luck :)

Glam - terrifying, but we can do it! :D Thanks for missing me :o)

Krispy - Oo! What are you thinking of doing?

Ashtah - Thanks :D And I'm looking forward to seeing your goals also. And your WRITING. *cough cough* *hint hint* O:)

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