I decided not to do a review of last year because as far as I'm concerned I've put a big lid on 2008, sealed it up tight and hidden it away in the vault only to be taken out when I can say 'Gosh, remember when I used to think things were bad in 2008? I didn't know how lucky I was!'
With that in mind, I am looking ahead to the bright shiny New Year. I have already started the year with my micro tale 'The Vilage Shop' appearing in Necrotic Tissue and I can look forward to another micro appearing in 52 Stitches in the summer, which is two publications greater than I have EVER started a year with and is unbelievably awesome. I also have a writing retreat to look forward to later on in the year, and a niece and nephew on the way, so things are looking good already.
I don't want to make resolutions because they are too vague and ephemeral to keep to. Instead I'm going to set myself goals for each month.
My goals for January are very writing orientated:-
Get my story submissions up to 30 (currently at 17)
Finish Miranda's Maze
Write an outline for a fantasy novel
Read up to ten books or magazines