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Monday, 14 January 2013

Happy new year

Well, this is my first post of the new year. First real post of the new year I mean. there were a couple of reviewy posts, but they don't really count.
So, in light of that I wish you all a happy new year.

Some of you, those who follow my twitter, will know that I've opted to take on a list of new years resolutions instead of the standard one.
  1.  Finish my three main books/stories (The Longest Cycle trilogy, Dark Prince and A change in the Wind)
  2. Get below 13st (189lbs) - weight loss, probably the most common resolution of them all.
  3. I will not make up any excuse not to go out.
  4. Blog at least three times a week (starting today)
  5. Learn something new every month.
Five resolutions, one year, I intend to complete them all and every time I fail one i will put some money aside for charity.

With the new year comes a time of reflection, a time to think back on your life and think about what you've achieved, what you could have achieved and what you should have achieved.
I think in the past year I started sending out my book too early. For one thing I sent it out before I knew that it was a trilogy, for another I sent it out after the second draft. I don't know if I'm finished yet, but if the responses I've got back about the first book at anything to go by; I'm not there yet.
I truly believe that I will one day get published, but in order to do so I need to be more patient.

When I finish re-writing the final book I will go back to the first and, no doubt, hate every word of it. I'll re-write parts and make them better and once again I'll send it out to try and get published, If I fail again I will go back and make them better. I believe that this is a good story that should be told, whether I do or not is down to me, my persistence and my ability to get back up off the mat.

I hope all of you have a perfectly wonderful new year and I will talk to you soon.

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- James

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