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If my previous enthusiasm wasn’t enough haha allow me to explain. December is one of my favorite months of the year. One reason is because the holidays are coming! Which means I get to celebrate and see my loved ones and eat delicious food and delicious leftovers haha 🙂 And the other reason is because December is a month of closure. Another year is in the books and we survived and learned and grew. 2022 was one of the best and one of the hardest years of my life and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
This year I left one job and started another, and it’s going extremely well! I started running a few times a week and I love the change I am seeing in my mood, body and overall mindset. I eat a lot healthier than I used to and feel fueled up for all the things I want to do. I am actively playing my violin again and it is hard but so, so rewarding. I’m learning Italian in my free time because I want to go back to Italy someday. I feel very grateful to have my family, boyfriend, friends and my puppy all in my life for how much support and love they show me.
Andddddddd I’m fitting writing more into my routine and it makes me feel so fulfilled! I have retained a much healthier mindset with regards to writing this year and, as I’ve mentioned before, I am writing The Lowell Saga for me and me alone. To finish it is the goal and where all my happiness lies and if it were to be published one day that would be a wonderful bonus. So let’s get into how that is going, shall we?
I crave an obsession.
And by obsession what I am referring to is that childhood feeling you might get when a new Pokemon game comes out and all you want to do is sit there and play play play. Or when the next Shadowhunters book by Cassandra Clare comes out and you spend the next three days spending all your free time turning page after page. That’s the kind of obsession I crave. I want to be totally consumed by something. Well, there is something specific I have in mind to be honest.
And it has happened before, so I am trying to manifest it again.
I want to be immersed in creativity again and have my new obsession be writing. Surprise, surprise. When I was in high school I remember coming home, after finishing my homework of course lol, and spending my night consumed with writing. Mostly fanfics, but then I deviated to my own original creations. Some! Of! Which! Appear in The Lowell Saga.
So basically, I want my 2023 to be a writing obsession.
Editing The Lowell Saga has slowed down this month because I’ve started a new job. But! After reading many books about habits, and time management and blah blah blah I am working on creating a new routine that will make it impossible not to write. And still live my best life.
I wish I had more for you guys in terms of an update but what I can say is that I am plugging along chapter by chapter trying to make it the best it can be. So far I am editing Chapter 2. I already have edited the Prologue and created a better opening for Chapter 1 to have an easier introduction into the world instead of what I had before so, slowly but surely, I am making progress. Hopefully in January I will have more.
My resolutions for the new year are as follows:
1. Creating my new, productive routine
3. Saving up some $$$$
What are some of your resolutions for the new year dear readers?
Happy holidays everyone!! And Happy New Year to those of you who are celebrating!!
Till next month,
(Currently still revising the first draft of TLS…..)