Friday, 2 January 2009


So it's 2009 already and is it just me or did 2008 go faster than usual? I have made a new year's resolution, although I usually don't bother, and it is to manage my time better. My CV tells me that I have 'time management skills' but I really don't think that's true... See, I always seem to end up online when I really should be doing something else. Like cleaning. Or writing.

I'm a writer. This is what I tell people. It's true, I just don't seem to get paid much for it. I'm not JK Rowling, nor do I have any desire to be whatsoever. I do have a novel out and yes, it's aimed at young adults, and yes, it is fantasy, but I'd much rather be the next Phillip Pullman or Neil Gaiman or well... the next me. Which is stupid, because I already am me.

I'm rambling already. I was talking about time management and ending up online and here I am again. Online. At least I am writing though. Technically. Although this is not fiction. I've started writing poetry lately, after telling myself for years that I didn't understand it (still not entirely sure I do!) and that I was no good at it. I've also started writing short stories. The very first one I attempted turned out pretty well and it was accepted for publication by the first magazine I sent it off to. I've been trying to get a novel published for years and yet it's my short story that gets accepted first time! *sigh* I wonder why I didn't try writing short stories sooner. It's called Club Freak, if anybody's interested and will be in Debut magazine... some time.

So what have I got to look forward to in the new year? Hopefully getting more stories published. Hopefully getting a new job, as the one I have now will only last another three months. And hopefully I'll be able to watch an episode of Lost without getting Jack-rage.

That's another thing I could rant about. Lost. But I won't...

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