Hi everyone. What a Christmas we have had. How was yours? My parents in law kept up their annual tradition of presenting me with the brand new edition of the Writers and Artists Year Book. They have no idea how amazingly grateful I always am for this and I fully intend to utilise it a whole lot more in the New Year. I am already busily planning ahead. I intend to publish My Writer and get back on track with my poetry and pick up The Epic where I left off a few months back. Plus I am still planning on relaunching the Young Writers (the library is being deplorably slow coming up with these forms I have to fill out. I have emailed but tomorrow I will go in and actually see them) - which means coming up with a whole new flyer, re-establishing newspaper contacts to get some publicity and sending out a mail shot to all the previous members to see if they want to come back. But of course I can do none of this till I know when we can actually start. I am getting off on the right foot though because I have two refresher sessions planned with my young protege Michael - the first of which, is this evening. So even though we are not actually into 2014 yet, I am certainly starting off as I mean to go on.
As for 2013 - well, it was not a total washout. The first Young Writers' anthology was published; I had The Article and Several Poems published plus wrote thousands of words in Draft One of The Epic. Plus I got back the Yucketypoo rights so I will be doing something with them before very much longer - as well as writing a whole lot of new stuff. Anyway - better go. Due at Michael's in an hour so no more time till tomorrow. Happy New Writing Year To Each And Every One Of You!