It’s a new year! I mean, 2018 was pretty great. The Patch Project came out, I met a ton of cool people, and learned a whole other level of what it means to be a writer. But 2019 is happening, and I’m excited for what this year is going to bring. It’s also the first year of my 30s, which makes it that much more meaningful.
I’m starting to make plans. In a couple of weeks, I’ll be attending “Monsters, Aliens, Short Stories & Friends“, a writing workshop facilitated by local authors/ superstars Christian Laforet and Ben Van Dongen at Gertrude’s Writing Room. I’m also looking forward to being part of a portrait shoot by a local photographer, which should be fun. My to-read pile is incredibly tall, and I’m attending a book discussion group around The Creative Habit by
Behind the scenes, I’ll still be working away on the sequel to The Patch Project. The past couple of days, I’ve been caught up in an editing vortex: I’ll sit down and open the manuscript, and the next time I look at the clock it’s three hours later! It’s a really good feeling. I’ve made some major revisions (thanks to the sage advice from my advance readers) and even cut a few chapters! That felt amazing, actually. Once I realized the chapters contributed very little to the overall story and pacing, highlighting the text and hitting ‘delete’ was liberating! The manuscript is really coming together, and I feel 1000 times better about this draft than the first one. I’m hoping to have a final draft completed by the end of February.
That’s about it for now! I’ll still be doing a blog post about once a week, and I’m hoping to start a new vlog series in the next little while. If you’re looking for more updates about events or The Patch Project, check out my Facebook page.
Happy 2019! What are some of your goals/ plans for this year?