It's the time of year for reflecting on what was and what we would like the next year to bring. I tend to like resolutions that are on the positive side. It is so much less stress to resolve, for example, to be happier this coming year. Never mind that I don't know exactly how I'd accomplish that.
Focusing on what we hope for, can deprive us of opportunity to really see what we have done. This time of year should also be pat on the back time. If you got something published this year, this may seem like a no-brainer, but there's more to your writing life than tha. Remind yourself of the progress you've made toward all your goals.
Did you finally figure out the ending to your work in progress? Maybe you learned how to Tweet like a bird, and you are the go-to person for Facebook. Whatever you did, celebrate that. You did good.
Then go out and have a happy New Year!
Christine Duncan is the author of the Kaye Berreano mystery series. Book two, Safe House was released this fall.