It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new year.
Will 2021 be better than 2020? I sincerely hope so, but I have my doubts. Here in England, we’re in something very akin to lockdown (again) as our cases are rising rapidly with a new strain of the virus. Different areas are in different tiers, but most are in tier 4, which we were put into on New Year’s Eve in my area. It’s basically a “stay at home”-order, with all non-essential retail closed, limit public transport, work from home if possible. Only leave home to work, exercise or go food shopping. I feel like it will be harder this time of year compared to spring when we could spend time in the garden without freezing our socks off.
In any case: Happy New Year!
2020 did have some positive things; I got back into writing! And I found a wonderful group of fellow writers that I chat with daily on Discord. Having found that makes writing a lot easier somehow. It’s amazing to be able to speak to others and compare notes. I never had that in the past, and it’s helped me immensely.
So, what did I accomplish in 2020, writing wise?
I wrote around 140k words and edited a further 100k. That’s not a lot for a lot of writers out there, but it is for me as someone with chronic fatigue. I’d love to find ways for me to increase my throughput, and I will work on that in 2021.
What are my writing plans for 2021?
I want to increase how much writing I get done. Ideally, I want to push 20k a month. It should be doable as long as I can reliably sit down and write every day. I also want to edit and rewrite the first books of my Spellbound series and then publish them on Amazon. I’m hoping I can do this alongside the writing without losing too much writing time.
Other plans for 2021…
I am hoping (very very much) that we will get to a point where it’s safe (or relatively safe) to travel again so I can see my family. It’s now been over a year, and it sucks.
What are your plans for 2021? Whether for writing or other things?