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2018 New Year Hopes

Raising a toast to the year ahead. Pick a 2018 Fortune Cookie.Cracked Fortune Cookie
If you visualise the year ahead with an element of doom and gloom then, Happy New Year, Pessimisto Maestro, it may be a pleasant uphill for you from here on.

If you’re trying to visualise the year ahead in the best possible light then, enjoy seeking out the cracks. I think they will be brilliant and beautiful.

If the jury’s out and you’re not sure how to visualise the new year, just holding fire, well, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Be careful with them fence splinters up the Jacksy.

A dear friend of mine told me that she ‘…has a biscuit’.
She is a mature independent lady, with a sensual smile. I think that may be a different kind of cookie, though. Er, sorry.

Whichever way you look at it, we’re all going into 2018 together. HNY.

For 2018 I’m going to try and read and review at least 12 novels, one a month. This is a particularly good time for me to start reviews, right now, while I am:
1) Querying my first novel.
2) Hovering over what my second book will be about; foraging, searching for that ‘juicy bite’ of a story that will consume my whole being until it is exorcised out of my literary soul.

And trying to post a blog fortnightly has been a bit of a challenge just of late, though adding a monthly book review isn’t going to make things easier at all, just different. Here goes.

So I shall read and prepare the ground soil for sowing. I have a notebook in which I jotted down notes regarding my second book while writing my first so I do have some ideas that I am playing with, but…

My first book review will follow sooner rather than later.

4 thoughts on “2018 New Year Hopes

  1. I know what you mean. This year’s got so much excitement, but a bit more hell, too, with a doubled teaching load. We just need to remember that Paradise comes after the Inferno. We can do this, so long as we stick together! 🙂

    1. Absolutely! We’ve only really got ‘together’. Seems like its going to take us a very long time before we finally embrace this. Pun intended 🙂

  2. I like a Plan – I’m an Aquarian! That said, I don’t make resolutions or think too far ahead. And I’m not sitting on the fence either. Far from it – I’m on my metaphorical feet (literal backside!) putting one foot in front of the other; placing one word at a time. I take each day as it comes, never more so than with my work. My plans (for work & life) come out of left field & are 99% tailored to suit where my head’s at with my current WIP.

    I shall keep everything crossed for you as you submit your novel, Skilbey – it’s a nerve-wracking business. You are made of serious intention (& sparkle!) & I wish you the best. Your new story is just a light-bulb moment away!
    Happy New Year
    Carol xXx

    1. Hehe! Carol, I love your approach! And from one sparkle to another sparkle 😉 Thank you for your good wishes. One thing I have haven’t lost sight of is that writing a book and then querying it is the start of an incredibly long – and yes, nerve-wracking – game. But I’m prepared to see it through to its rightful outcome. In the meantime, the light-bulb is flickering… 🙂 Happy New Year to you! xx

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