Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year

As is traditional at this time of year I've been assessing the previous twelve months and looking forward to the next twelve. 2015 has been a variable year for me, but there's been more good than bad, especially when it came to the writing.

I've used my new pen (Christmas gift from my lovely husband) to write out my 2016 plans. Are your plans similar? More detailed? Totally different?

Whatever your hopes and aims for 2016, I wish you all the best for the year ahead.

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  1. I haven't sat down and made any plans yet, Patsy, and I suspect they'll be just a few ideas when I do! Have a productive and successful 2016.

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    1. I hope you achieve your plans once you've decided on them, Rosemary.

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  2. Good luck and a Happy New Year, Patsy.
    Alyson

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  3. Your plans look great to me, Patsy (as does your pretty pen) xx

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. I'll think of you with your pink one as I use mine.

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  4. Write stuff, Do stuff, Have fun - sounds good to me.
    Happy New Year!

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  5. Sounds like a good plan to me, Patsy!My plans are similar. I intend to do stuff that takes me out of my comfort zone. Julie will becoming down a zip wire near you soon, lol!

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    1. If I see you coming I'll put out a soft cushion for you to land on, Julie!

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  6. Have a Happy New YEAR, Patsy and I hope next year will be as good as this year for you. I'm off on holiday (I won it in a competition) then it will be back to doing all writerly stuff.

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    1. Thanks an excellent way to start the year, Niddy. Have fun.

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  7. Hi Patsy - I have my to do list still to write up .. I have done some things ... but the list and plans need to be more detailed.

    Happy New Year and may 2016 be successful for you both, and easy for life ahead ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Happy New Year, Hilary.

      There's not much detail in my list - I have a few specific things in mind though.

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  8. Happy New Year Patsy. I have decided it's time to try blogging again. Blogger wouldn't let me back in so have gone with Wordpress. It's at a basic level as I'm still getting used to it. You can find me on www.outofyorkshireblog.wordpress.com

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    1. I'll come over and have a nose, Maggie.

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  9. Happy New Year. I love your to-do list - have fun should be first, though! My plans revolve around my new release in June, and trying to get enough ideas together for a new novel. I quite fancy having a holiday, too :-)

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    1. Good luck with all your plans, Annalisa.

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  10. And when the clock strikes 12, here's wishing you lots of fun and frivolous laughter and that you keep your shoes where they should be, in line with Mr Phots's. xxx

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    1. Thanks, JJ. I took my shoes off for dancing, butmy feet were next to his so that should be OK.

      Happy New Year.

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  11. I was thinking that 'have fun' should be at the top of the list, but then writing and doing stuff is fun too. Happy New Year, Patsy.

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    1. That was my reasoning, Beatrice. Plus I didn't want to look like too much of a slacker.

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  12. Good list.

    A very happy, safe, healthy, and productive 2000 sixteen to you and yours

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  13. I love your list and wish mine could be so simple, sadly I know if I made my lift that straight forward, I'd never get anywhere. Here's wishing you a very happy and productive near year. :)

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    1. Happy New Year, Joss. I hope you get wherever you'd like to be.

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  14. After last night's #writingchat I have set out a monthly plan! Each month will be filled in more detail nearer the time! Good writing for 2016.

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    1. Good plan re the plan, Lindsay. Hope it helps.

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  15. Happy New Year, Patsy. Like Lindsay, following #writingchat I too will make a monthly plan and keep meticulous records. I thought your number 3 said have furs... thought you were going in for some new coats with fox tails etc. He he, you always have fun anyway. Happy 2016.

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    1. I got some woolie (and very purple) gloves for Christmas and there's a bit of fuzzy stuff on my anorak hood - that's close enough to fur for me!

      Happy New Year.

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  16. The only plans I have made with regards to writing are
    a) do more of it
    b) try to write more haiku in French and
    c) not use writing as an excuse to get out of doing housework

    Have a good one, Patsy! :)

    marion

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    1. a) sounds good. I'm full of admiration for b) but c) sounds like a rotten idea! ;-)

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    2. lol - c) will probably never happen!

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  17. Happy New Year, Patsy- like the pen. :)

    I've declared on my blog that I intend to send that story out (as discussed on #writingchat last night)to a womag this year. So it will get done. :-)

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    1. Excellent news, Carol. Best of luck with it.

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  18. I plan to keep doing what I did in 2015, but be more productive. Happy New Year!

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    1. That's a good plan, Oscar. Happy New Year.

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  19. Happy New Year, Patsy. Thank you for all the info on competitions etc that you provide. I concur with all your resolutions but would add to mine - Speed up woman! Write more stuff. Tell that inner editor to back off until she's really needed.

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    1. Speeding up and not getting distracted so much should probably go on my list, Kate. Happy New Year.

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  20. Good stuff Patsy, my plans aren't that much different, but I will have to plan out how to do those things. Happy New Year!

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    1. A bit more detail might be useful for staying on track and measuring progress, Maria.

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  21. Love them! Happy New Year - and let's meet up again in 2016 x

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  22. Happy New Year Patsy!! My to do list is similar to yours!! Wish you all the best for 2016!!!

    Cheers,
    Sai :)

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