I’m planning something different this New Year’s Eve.
Rather than partying late on December 31st and recovering on the first day of 2011, I’m doing something special for myself: spending the three-day weekend writing.
I’m creating my own retreat of sorts in part because the deadline for my next revision is approaching (end of January!), and I need to spend every hour I can find in my busy schedule to meet it. But I’m also looking forward to dedicating the weekend to myself. I’m excited to focus on nothing but my book for three days, to have some time not just for editing, but for reflection. Going deep into my writing feels good. Kind of like a long run on a chilly day, when I clear my mind. That kind of good.
Spending this weekend in a writer’s trance will also help me set the right tone for 2011. It’s a solid reminder of my priorities for the upcoming year. Finishing this book is a priority.
Is anyone else planning a writerly New Year’s?