Today is very foggy and cold, so apart from a brief trip outside I've been indoors in the warm, relaxing, catching up with friends online and reading.
I've also being making a few definite plans for the first few months of 2017.
With Take A Break Fiction Feast moving to only accepting fiction from those writers on their preferred list, it means that the remaining markets are going to be getting even more submissions, so I need to get on with writing and sending out the stories that I have ideas for (that fit their requirements).
But first I want to get on with adding to and revising my epistolary story (that I got second place for in the writers' club winter quarterly prose competition 2015/16), as there's currently a subscribers only competition in Writing Magazine for this form. The deadline for this is mid February, so my personal deadline will be the end of January.
Having not looked at it since the spring, my subconscious has developed the idea a bit more.
Of course I also need to get back to the second draft too.
Finally there's my annual word total that I reveal at the end of the year- to remind myself what I've done, and that I can do more the next year...
In 2015 I wasn't including my blog posts, which I did include this year. And of course when I'm editing something I'm usually taking away not adding words so that will drop the 2016 total a bit.
2015 total: 28,795
2016 total: 34,612
That's an increase of 5,826 words on last year.
So that's it, my last blog post of 2016.
It's been another year of surprises, learning and improving.
See you in 2017...