Last year was fantastic. I got to work at Penguin Random House for several weeks, visited London a fair few times (I saw Les Miserables on stage! It was amazing!) and even got offered a place on the Writing for Young People course at Bath Spa University. Needless to say, I accepted, and it’s brilliant.
It feels so good to be writing again.
I may be a little late on this, but 2016 wasn’t without its downfalls. It was a really hard year. A really hard year. Because, yes, I hit snags, made mistakes, did some ridiculous things and, by the end of the year, 2016 came tumbling down on me hard. I really struggled to get back up.
And I’m still paying for my mistakes.
But now, I’m writing again, and – look! – I’m actually blogging again! It feels amazing. I finally feel like I’m back up where I need to be. I had a bath earlier and spent the entire time doodling in my notebook about novel structures and fresh scenes for my manuscript in progress.
Because all 2017 boils down to is this:
I really want this year to be good. I really want this year to be successful. I am willing to work hard.
If we believe life can be good, then surely it will be. Right?
Well, here’s to living in hope. Keep chasing your dreams.