It’s that time of year again… Having completed a review of 2018 for my friend and writing-group leader Victoria Watson’s blog last month, it got me thinking about how my year had gone, and what I wanted to achieve in 2019.
Of course, from a writing perspective, seeing the release of Kindred Spirits: Westminster Abbey, and finishing / getting ready for the launch of Kindred Spirits: York in January, have been major highlights. I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of standing there, talking to friends, seeing copies of my books in peoples’ hands. As well as that, being part of two brilliant anthologies, raising money for fantastic causes, has been wonderful, reading the others stories, and seeing mine amongst them. And they’re both still raising money, and hopefully will keep doing so into 2019.
So, what about 2019 then? Apart from ‘York’, I’m looking forward to finishing what will become my second release through Ocelot Press, The Raided Heart. It’s a story which has been with me for twenty years and more now, and I cannot wait for it to be finished at last and out in the wild. I’m also going to be trying some new things, including, possibly, an audiobook version of The Last Plantagenet?, which looks like it could be an interesting process.
There are things other than writing too though. This last couple of months, I’ve realised that, ridiculous as it sounds, I’ve not been ‘using’ my home and area well enough. For somebody who can see the sea from her bedroom window, I do not visit it nearly enough. There are so many things to do in the Newcastle area, and the immediate vicinity, and I’m going to try to get out and explore it next year. Quite apart from the ever-ready resolution of ‘keep nails tidy’!
How about you? How has your 2018 been? And what are your plans for 2019?