How can a person be simultaneously hardworking and lazy, driven and a procrastinator? Easy if, like me, you are a deadline follower. Give me a project and an end date and I'll get it finished, there may be a few hours wasted on Facebook followed by an all-nighter or two but I'll make it, possibly with an hour or so to spare - although I did once have to take an exam in my pyjamas after leaving the revision a little too late... Leave me to my own devices however and the procrastinator takes over. This may explain why I managed 50,000 words during Nano in Nov but only edited one chapter and wrote a synopsis in December. Yes it was Christmas, but I was off work, yes my other half had a bad case of man-flu leaving me as a single parent for two weeks but I still managed to watch a lot of mediocre TV. I need something definite to work for. Which is where New Years resolutions are so very, very handy. Along with getting fit (!), being more self-confident and cutting down on the wine I have resolved that in 2011 I will edit and submit Write for Love, finish Harland and Loveday and write at least one more book.
Ambitious? a little (especially the getting fit and cutting down on wine)but before being stricken down with man-flu my OH bought the perfect Christmas present for a wannabe romance writer: an 8 week course with bestselling M&B author Jessica Hart starting at the end of the month. Happy 2011!