My surgery-induced work vacation ends on 1/5/15. It feels a little bit like the end of an era. I look forward to getting back into the day job, but a little part of my writer heart is going to weep that day when it begins to miss sitting down to write whenever it wants.
I don’t typically make New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps like things unresolved. But since it’s that time o’ year, I’ll do another obligatory New Year’s tradition: the wrap up.
My surgery was October 2. Since that day I’ve accomplished the following things:
- Written roughly 60,000 words for 2 different manuscripts.
- Read 12 books.
- Binge-watched three tv shows on Netflix. One of which landed high on my list of all-time faves.*
- Completely freaked out on my Crit Partner about my WIP and doubted that I could actually write a book.
- Finished current seasons of five shows I’d DVR’d.
- Organized my cabinets and pantry.
- Visited the physical therapist around twenty times.
- Went back to my WIP and decided maybe I can make a go of this.
- Watched two movies in the theatre. Loved them both.
- Got really good at driving the motorized carts at the grocery store.
- Graduated one kid from college. (Okay, she did that herself, but I helped!)
- Fell “fictional head-over-heels” for a hot alien.**
Not bad considering a lot of that was done while I was flat on my back. (Or rather slanted at the physican-approved 30 degree angle.)
In preparation for my return to work, I’m heading into the writing cave today. I plan to double the word count in my WIP by the time I go back, so it’s head down, fingers flying, don’t look up until I get there. I will not be deterred. You can tempt me with Walking Dead marathons, Twinkies or hot aliens**, I’m not stopping until I hit my goal.
My best wishes for a safe and happy 2015! See you on the flip side.
*The 100 is the best show you’re not watching. Seriously, it’s ground-breaking, daring, and emotional. I can’t recommend it enough. The writing is great, the actors are perfectly-cast and talented. And whatever you think’s going to happen…yeah, you’re wrong. So many, “Did not see that comings,” I can’t count them.
** My friend and aforementioned crit partner Mandy recommended that I finally make a point to read Jennifer Armentrout’s Lux series. She knows me so well. I’ve devoured 2 ½ books in less than a week. (And that’s reading only at night after hubs goes to sleep.) I absolutely love it. The MC is great. The love interest is smokin’. It’s got everything I want in a story—emotional romance, gripping drama, plot twists, action, did I mention the romance? If you like those things, get on it.