Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year!

© Paulus Rusyanto | Dreamstime Stock Photos
Sorry about the rather scrappy image. Was trying to rustle something up quickly in a graphics program I've never used before. :)

2015, at least the latter part of it, has been a bit of a fallow time for me, due to health and other issues. I haven't written very much of anything, really, for quite a few months. I'm trying to get back into it, but it's proving a bit of a challenge. Very much in the 'if you don't use it, you lose it' vein... I don't think I've quite lost it, but I'm going to have to work hard to get back into regular productivity and creativity.

I do want to write. And I think I can, once I regain a bit of mojo... but I don't quite know what to do with what I write when I've written it. Publishing is forever shifting and changing, and authors have to be smart and savvy and adaptable, and work very, very hard. Harder than they've ever worked before. Which is tough for a lazy old throwback like me! LOL

I'm going to write something... but most of the publishing avenues that I hoped to pursue seem to be either closed or drastically diminished. There's self publishing, of course, but after several years of grappling with it I'm just not sure I'm really cut out for the indie route.

So... I don't really know what 2016 holds for me, but I'm going to try and face it positively, and to rediscover the habit and the pleasures of writing. Even if what I write doesn't get published.