Happy New Year!

It is hard to believe that today is the second day of 2016…. 2015 certainly flew by!

I intended on posting last night, but our internet is finicky right now and it was not working. It is back on for the moment, and I am hoping that it will stay that way.

Because it is a new year and a new month, it is time for a quote: “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” ~ Virginia Woolf

New Year’s is often thought of a new beginning; but I prefer to think of it as a continuation of the previous year, and an expanse of freedom. It is a time to consider things that have been and might be. And it is a time to come up with lists and wishes…

My parents and I usually write down goal lists at the beginning of each year; they become a basis, a touchstone if you wish, for any goals and accomplishments that may show up over the course of the year. It is rare that I end up completing anything on my list, and most of the things that I write down are constantly evolving… but it is still nice to spend time considering what they can be.

Because it is the beginning of the year, my goal list is turning over in my head. Here are a few of my goals that relate to writing and reading:

  • Edit and publish Subliminal
  • Finish Kohinoor’s second book and start on the third
  • Update the blog regularly
  • Explore different writing styles
  • Read 100 books
  • Work on the book that I have always wanted to write
  • Continue writing Beautiful Cracks

Last year, I actually ended up completing two of the things on my list, and I am hoping that I will be able to do more this year. The best thing to do is keep learning, no matter what it is; and that is the first thing that is always be on my list, whether it is written down or not.

On a slightly different note…

This blog has been around for almost five months! Woohoo!

Because this week is filled with lists and dreams, I am looking at the future of this blog. It has been a wonderful challenge that I hope to continue!

At the moment, I am looking for a tagline that is better suited to what this blog actually is. As well… It seems silly for this blog to be limited to writing; if you remember, a few months ago I mentioned that I may start posting book reviews. So far, I have not. But I intend on doing so in the future (hopefully nearer rather than farther).

The majority of what I post will continue to be about writing; in fact, everything may continue to be about writing… I simply want to open up what this blog can be.

I am also excited to let you know that I have a holiday-esque short story to post tomorrow!

So, there it is. The new year has come; ideas are running; and hopefully this year will be even better than the last.

I wish everyone a wonderful beginning to the new year!