Although I always think of the start of June as the year’s halfway point, logically, as another blogger pointed out last week, it’s technically the start of July. This seems a good juncture then to take a look at 2017, which is what we did at writing group on Monday night just gone.
There have been some definite highs in the mix:
- Publication of Kindred Spirits: Royal Mile (including a very exciting physical launch event).
- Major steps forward in drafting what I hope will become a third in the series.
- Progress in editing my timeslip romance, in readiness to send away for proofreading, hopefully to publish later this year.
- Successful set up of the North Tyneside Writers’ Circle through The Next Page (next session Saturday 15th July, with a social afterwards).
- Carrying on with The Next Page’s programme of writing workshops (next one in Richardson Dees Park, Wallsend, on 29th July).
- Much more regular attendance at writing group, which has helped with all of the above.
All in all, that’s not a bad list. When you also add in my reading at Noir At The Bar this Wednesday, 2017 is shaping up to be a very good year.
But equally, there are a lot of things which could be going better, or that I want to get through in the next six months:
- Finishing those pesky projects, rather than just letting them sit on my hard-drive, mocking me.
- Be more in control of new ideas which come along, rather than letting myself go off on too many tangents.
- Work through the mammoth to-do list (including writing more on this blog).
To be fair though, those have been my goals throughout the year so far, so I cannot really complain.
How is your 2017 shaping up? What are your goals for the rest of the year?