I greet every new year with the same mixture of emotions.
It's sad because the holidays are over. I've spent the past week and a half with my husband and my boys. It's going to be sad to see them all trundle back to school/work tomorrow. And January is full of a lot of nothing. No festive holidays. I can't even think of fun ways to decorate my house and there are no reasons to eat delicious food. Well, no predetermined reasons to eat yummy food. For my part, I don't really need a reason. I *heart* food.
But though it's sad, I'm excited too. This month, with its expanse of nothing, is the perfect time to finish a WIP. I'd like to even write two books before the summer. I'm planning to get back into our routine and write my face off. That alone is exciting and I haven't been this enthused about my stories in a long time.
Also, I have a good feeling about this year. Last year was full of amazing career experiences. The Golden Heart and all the bells and whistles that came with it. The wonderful women I met and the Cinderella whirl of Nationals. I ended it by signing with my wonderful agent.
It'll be hard to top all that but, like I said, I feel good. Hopeful and exciting.
I hope that all of you are feeling equally energized and fierce at the beginning of this new year. Wishing you all the best!!