Jan 3, 2013

New Year, New Plans!

Let's get 2013 started right! I'm back on my reguylar blogging schedule and looking forward to a great year.

Yes, having two new babies at home is going to affect how I can arrange my writing and social life, but I'm nothing if not resourceful when it comes to making time for the things that matter to me. This year I am editing my second novel; I am determined that it will be ready for release later this year and I can't wait to get stuck in with my editor. I really enjoyed the process with Locked Within and I can't believe I get to look forward to sharing the next installment of Nathan Shepherd's adventures!

Following from that, this month I will start writing the third book in the series. The trilogy will end with a bang, and there's a lot of ground to cover so I want to give myself as much time as possible to get this book written, and written well.

I'm also taking more time for myself, to just relax and indulge in some proper "me" time. I'm reading more, playing more video games, and checking out movies and tv shows I've been meaning to for a while. The tricky part is getting past my inherent guilt that I should be doing something else more productive. ;-)

Of course, some things have to be given up. While we're still having our weekly game nights, I'm taking a break from running games for a while, until I'm settled into this new routine, so I get to be a player again. I'm looking forward to that!

What about you guys? Anyone doing anything differently this year?

Currently reading: World War Z

Currently playing: Assassin's Creed 3


  1. Good luck with your plans, Paul - hope all goes well. Must admit I don't really plan, I just let things happen - but at the end of each year, I do wonder where it all went!

  2. I'm going to aim to do even more yoga cause it makes me feel sooooo good! And spend more time studying Irish since I've not really done it for the last few months and I really want to. And for the most part to finish work when Conan gets home in the evening and actually chill out!

  3. After a break post-Christmas, I aim to write more (aiming for a short little bit of writing a day), work more on Tranquil Law, my post-cyberpunk police procedural, eat better, exercise more, drink more tea, listen to more music, build my new PC (parts arriving soon!) and learn new skills.

    - Ellen J miller

  4. Looks like you have an exciting year ahead, Paul! My cookbook is scheduled for publication this year, and I hope to get back into novel-writing with a new draft. Possibly #3 in the diamond series, or maybe something else. First I have the cookbook, and a book of essays in the works. Happy New Year!