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Obligatory New Year’s Eve Post

31 December, 2012

I understand it is in the WordPress Terms & Conditions that if they let me blog for free, I have to write a Year End post for Dec 31st. Well, okay, if you insist…

 

This is a unique day, we look both forwards and backwards while the present counts for little except when we watch the clock near midnight. So here is TRG’s bi-directional temporal review/preview.

2012 was the year that…

  • I started this blog, mainly because of a woman I thought I had a future with, and the way she left my head in disarray.
  • I met so many lovely and wonderful blogging friends who have been kind and supportive about my fiction and during my dark phases. I am grateful to you all, but in particular I must namecheck and extend thanks and hugs to Marian, CC and Hasty. I honestly would be in a much worse place now were it not for you.
  • I put everything else on hold and worked harder on a WIP than I have before, and reached the end of a novel for the first time. Wow.
  • I rediscovered my love of short fiction, participating in FriFic, 5 Sentence Fiction, Fiction Relay, starting my occasional Summer Heat story, and co-writing Fiction Duets.
  • I read the complete works of Shakespeare.
  • It rained from April to December so my plan to produce all the veg for Christmas dinner became harvesting a few leeks for soup on Christmas Eve.
  • I found answers to my emotional troubles, all by myself.
  • I spent 12 months writing my FB status updates only in haiku form.

 

I hope 2013 will be the year that…

  • I think of more interesting things to blog about than my emotional state and choons I like.
  • I choose  a new WIP from my mental backburner and make a start.
  • I re-edit and re-draft my current completed WIP and tart it round some publishers.
  • I learn to recognise, interpret and manage my head’s behaviour – to make it work for me not against me, to control it not be controlled by it.
  • It doesn’t rain every fucking day.
  • I spend 12 months writing my FB status updates only in iambic pentameter.
  • I get to have enough money to go on an actual holiday, maybe even abroad.
  • And most importantly… I continue to have love and support from YOU!

 

Happy New Year everyone, wherever on the planet you are!

From → Blogging, My Head, Writing

14 Comments
  1. wish you a happy and prosperous 2013

  2. You have fulfilled the T&C very well just off to do mine but just stopped by to wish you all the best for the new year, maybe the mayans were right but we just misinterpreted it as I choose to view Dec 2012 as the end of one way of life and Jan 2013 as the start of a new exciting one 😀

  3. TheOthers1 permalink

    Love and support, check. I hope you have a happy new year, BT! ❤

  4. AWWWWWW Thank you very much! That means a lot to me! You mean a lot to me too!

  5. As part of my arrangement with WordPress, I have to either work in a homeless shelter, or pick from a select list of troubled writers they send me, and help them with their New Year’s Resolutions. Imagine my surprise when the first blog on the list was this one.

    I must applaud your accomplishments in 2012, although I must confess, I have never read any of your early posts. They sound like they could be a hoot interesting, so that is one of my NY resolutions.

    #1… We are all delighted… but we really like the Choons…

    #2… Good for you, now that you have finished Shakespeare, it’s time to get writing.

    #3… Good for you, I’ll be back in 3 months to remind you.

    #4… Please give me the email of an acquaintance near slapping distance from you.

    #5… Move somewhere it doesn’t fucking rain every day.

    #6… I do not care about iambic pentameter, so it does not hurt my feelings you have not reached
    out to ‘friend’ me. I do like a good Haiku though.

    #7… You will be able to do this come June. Try going to Paris.

    #8… That is a given.

    There… I’ve done my good deed. WordPress, you can get off my back!

    Bonus… Really? ❤ only works on facebook. If you want to make hearts, then do this… ❤

  6. That was nice to read 🙂 When it comes to that holiday abroad, don’t forget about lovely Switzerland 😉
    All the very best for 2013 – hope you have a wonderful year ahead!

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