Planning Ahead

It’s a little early in the month to have thought through 2012, but that is exactly what I’ve done! Nothing like knowing you’re going to have an insanely busy year to get you motivated.

My writers group has recently been talking about the structure etc, and it prompted several conversations with Merrilee, which in turn prompted her to jot down a plan for 2012. She’s posted a bit about it over here, but the gist of it is that next year I (we) are planning to edit one novel and write a new novel at the same time.

I’m really hopeful about this, because it’s a whole 12 months to get things sorted. If I do it a small bit at a time, I will get there, it’s just a matter of breaking it down into components and working my way through. It will be really great to learn to balance fresh writing, with revision/editing – I love them both, and they stimulate me in different ways.

Of course, on top of this I have study for my counselling paper, finishing up Lifeline training in January/Feb and then at some point beginning to take calls myself – they seem to have a relaxed approach to this, in that they encourage you to do it when you’re ready.

It’s going to be a huge year for me, learning to juggle a few new roles in my life – but I have discovered that the more I have going on, the better I seem to be at scheduling things in. The fact that I am getting time to focus on myself, and get out of the house and follow my passions, can only be a good thing.

I’m so excited! I can’t wait to see progress in every aspect of my life!!


8 thoughts on “Planning Ahead”

  1. Can I join in on the editing bit? πŸ™‚ I’ve been doing a bit of 2012 planning myself and it is super exciting!! I’m still organising lots of dreams and ideas into an achievable plan but it’s coming together.

  2. I don’t think it’s too early to start planning 2012. The more things you have on your plate the early you should start planning because then your ready and confident in your plan when January hits.

    I wish you good luck in everything you have planned for 2012.

    1. Thank you, Stephanie πŸ™‚ You’re probably right about the earlier the better when you’re going to be busy. And I certainly will be! Hope 2012 is wonderful for you, too πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Jennifer πŸ˜‰ It certainly will be stimulating! It’s good to hear that other people find working on one piece of editing and writing a new one works well – I’ve done that with shorter pieces, but never anything long. Truth be told, it’s been a pretty long time now since I honestly worked on novel length anything! lol

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