First, an announcement: I have deactivated my Facebook account in preparation for deleting it altogether. Lots of reasons for this, politically and personally, but it wasn’t that hard a call because I never really figured out how to be a part of that social community, even though it worked so well for other people. I never seemed to get what kind of material to share, how to connect with people virtually… so I won’t really miss it, even if I miss the idea of it! You can find me instead on Goodreads and even Twitter. Or right here.
Then, a bit of year-end musing, which always reminds me of the phrase “The King is dead. Long live the King!” After all, that’s what these markers mean— a new beginning just as the old ends. I enjoy the impulse to review activities and accomplishments, but it’s also arbitrary (I could do that on any given day!). In past years I’ve been using this template for some structured reviewing and goal-setting and that has worked for me.
In quantifying 2018 for myself it’s a struggle to feel satisfied. I wrote much less than I expected, though I did revise Corinne thoroughly (based on YOUR collective feedback, dear readers) and published the Carmichaels series as a five-book box set. But I lost faith in my WIP and it’s now in limbo, which stings. I did have a great run of months with a virtual assistant who helped me quadruple my newsletter subscriber list (!). And I read and read and read, though I haven’t nearly caught up with reviewing on Goodreads or BookBub. A goal for 2019!
So that’s a good place to stop this quick check in. May all your years be full of good books and much reading!