In order to look forward, you need to take a second to look back. To see where you are and how you got there, and where to go next.
The end of one year and the beginning of the next is a good time to take that pause.
Me, apparently I took the whole of December as a pause for this blog. I still haven’t quite decided what’s going to happen to it for 2016, and nor have I any resolutions to help me, except simply to write more.
And to read more. Starting with Edgar Allen Poe, since I was gifted a lovely edition of his complete works for Christmas. I’ve been meaning to read him for a while, one of a long list of authors whose works I feel I ought to read. My only experience of Poe is The Tell-Tale Heart, read in school. I don’t remember all that much – it was a long time ago.
So my New Year begins with Poe and my notebooks. Hopefully I’ll work out what happens with the blog this year in between the two.
In the mean time, Happy New Year, and may your 2016 be all you hope.