Yep, that’s right. That’s my biggest goal for this year, to finish, edit, and submit The Novel. I feel like I’m very close, I just need to assert some self-discipline and DO it. It’s time to really get serious and quit playing about, or else quit pretending.
I do have other goals for this year, however. I want to lose some weight, mainly through exercise. I also aim to plant and maintain a garden, mainly of vegetables (see previous!) and herbs. Those are the three main ones. With a small child and other familial obligations, I try not to make too many plans too far ahead of time. Few plans survive their first encounter with Real Life.
I started a brand new Magic Writer Notebook this year too. My previous one ran out of pages juuust as the old year was ending. I take a certain amount of pleasure in symmetry like that, so this makes me happy. But mainly, I’m just excited by the prospect of an empty notebook, and the thoughts, ideas, plots, and notes I’ll fill it with in the coming months.
I feel like I’ve been in a holding pattern for the past few months, just waiting to run out the clock on 2012, and start over again in 2013. Now I just have to do it.