Week #52: Goodbye 2014

52 weeks of reading and writing

Fifty-two weeks of reading and writing have flown by—I can hardly believe it! It was mostly fun, sometimes tiresome and sometimes desperate, but what counts are those 52 blog posts, one for each week of 2014.

It is the time of the year when I like to look back and start thinking of my goals for the next year. That makes me sound like a very organized and focused person; that is an exceedingly misleading impression—I’m as lazy and scatterbrained as they come, I just like to make lots of lists and plans. Proof of that is in the list (yes, another one) of things I’ve been planning and failing to do for years, namely:

  1. finishing Amazing Grace and
  2. redesigning Writeside.net.

Back to the point, 2014 was such a blur that I don’t quite remember what happened in the earlier part of the year. I only recall working furiously to finish putting Eat the Sky together and hand it to the publishers, and filling in the holes in Slightly Burnt. The second half of the year was all about getting excited about both books coming out. And then, suddenly, 2014 was all over. By the way, Amazing Grace did see a lot of action, especially this past week, and a story is finally emerging, but don’t hold your breath. Meanwhile, the plan for redoing the design of Writeside.net gathered many inches of dust at the back of the shelf.

So what’s the plan for 2015? Of course I have a list!

  1. Another 52 weeks of blogging. More on that tomorrow.
  2. Start on Satin 2.
  3. Go swimming in the summer.
  4. Learn a language.
  5. And, of course, try to finish Amazing Grace.

But for now, goodbye 2014! Thanks for being mostly good to me.


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