The Project

Monday, December 31, 2018

What Next?

Even though the completion of Julianne’s story isn’t in my near future, I’d planned to continue discussing the daily exercises in Your Novel: Day by Day. Those plans have changed, because I don’t feel right about continuing. Also, I need a major break from writing. I’d love to blame NaNoWriMo for this, but I’d be lying. Truth is I’ve been ready for a break since August. While I took several short breaks, it wasn’t enough, and I continued despite how I felt.

So, what’s next? The simple answer is self-care. In an earlier blog posts, I mentioned my weight gain. When I began this writing project, I thought I’d created new eating habits, but obviously not well enough. Getting back on track with my health is where I’m starting in 2019.

Here are some of my 2019 plans:


  • January 2nd begins my new adventure into yoga.

  • January 9th, Jerry, my rat terrier, and I will start back on our daily walks.

  • Between the end of January and the beginning of February, I’m joining Curves.


My goals are to lose 60 pounds and build up enough stamina to: 1) ride my bike the entire length of the Levee Bike Path and back 2) join a bicycling club. So what about novel? I’m not sure, but I’m hoping to have some answers by May. If you’d like to stay connected, I’ll still be active on Twitter. Actually, I plan to use it as an accountability tool in 2019.

Whatever writing plans develop, I’ll announce that here. Until then, have fun in 2019!