Christmastime and New Year have been and gone, passing by in a flurry of mulled wine, light dustings of snow and a mass of ribbons and decorative wrapping. This magical time for family, indulgence and decadence is over for another year, but with the return back to routine and work, commutes and responsibilities, there also are the first steps down a new, glittering pathway. It is the start of a new year; an opportunity for new beginnings and fresh projects. We are only the first few pages into what could prove to be a very exciting first chapter in this 366-day book of 2016.
In my own little world, the beginning of 2016 has marked itself with a return to copy editing and publishing, with brainstorming here and there for the sequel of Alice: Queen of Hearts, the second in The Book Creatives series (much later than originally planned!), and my most exciting fiction for the year (to be referred to as G72). I also have a number of other business-related tasks and opportunities ahead of me, all waiting to be explored and eager to move their way up my huge and ever-growing To Do list, and so I am excited to throw myself into 2016.
In amongst the hard work and the inked pages, the ticked-off tasks and the inclusion of more, however, I am determined to spend the year building more beautiful memories with my daughters, sisters and friends, and laying the stepping stones of a solid foundation for a happy, fulfilling life. I feel more driven, excited, enthusiastic and ambitious than ever before, and so I am determined this will be the most incredible period.
Already 5 days have flown, leaving 361 remaining. Every single one of these need to be decorated with glitter and flashes of pink and bursts of starlight. And if any of these fall onto published pages, I will feel all the more blessed.
Happy New Year!