I joined the RNA New Writers Scheme. I completed my first year on a Writing Fiction course. I finished my first novel 'Acting on Impulse'. I completed NaNoWriMo. I was Runner Up in the Festival of Romance New Talent Award and I secured a Literary Agent!
I have almost mastered my juggling act of day job, Mummy and writer and I have to say I am really chuffed with how all three are going. I know I can't do any one of them full time but the mix of the three keeps me busy and busy keeps me happy. I have a need to be productive, a desire to see something tangible - I'm not great at relaxing (it feels a bit too much like wasting time. Shh please don't tell anyone I said that!)
As you may know from my Twitter posts and my Blog I am a forward planner - there's nothing more I like than a list... or a full blown plan... or a cork board and a plan... well you get the idea. So Christmas for me was organised to within an inch of it's existence months ago. My present spread sheet was refreshed for 2013 (oh yes I am not making that up! It has columns for budget, ideas, item purchased, actual cost, wrapped etc it's marvellous or very sad depending on your perspective!
Right now I am sat here slightly smug with cards written and posted, presents wrapped and delivered, mini Christmas (or Christmas dinner trial run) completed with Nanny and Grandad, food ordered and everything I could possibly need for a very Happy Christmas - my wonderful husband and my simply amazing little girl.
I wish you all the very happiest time this Christmas and look forward to 2014 with wide eyed wonder x