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!!
What are you looking forward to most this year?