If I’ve learned anything from the last few years, it’s that making public declarations of what I intend to achieve throughout the year leads to a subsequent announcement that I’ve not managed it. I’ll write a poem a day in April, then fifty thousand words of a novel in November. I’ll write new and fascinating blogs each week, and of course, I’ll enter every competition I can find.
All of this goes into a blog post, then about halfway through February, it all starts to fall apart… This year, I managed about ten poems in April, and in November, ended up editing Kindred Spirits: Royal Mile instead of writing anything new on any other WIPs, so only reached a couple of thousand ‘new’ words.
For 2017 then, I am learning my lesson, and being far more realistic in my ambitions. There’s the usual “lose weight” and “get fitter”, but this…
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