A Brand New Year

My poor virus-addled brain is stuffed with thoughts – reflections on the year behind us, goals for the year ahead, my novel which I’ve just started rereading. But I don’t think I’m up to writing about those today.

So first, a photo of December 2014’s new moon to represent the beauty, hope and vulnerability of a shiny new year.

new moon cropped

Today is a strange day – 6th January, Epiphany. The last of the twelve days of Christmas, the day the decorations are packed away for another year: THE END. And yet, it’s the day many celebrate the arrival of the three kings in Bethlehem – one of the reasons we give each other presents. It heralds the birth of Jesus and the New Year. It’s not an end but a beginning.

And that’s how I feel as regards my novel. I’ve finished the first draft. The story is at an end. But I’ve also started rereading, the beginning of that exciting period of rereading, redrafting, cutting, expanding. It’s the beginning of the novel’s journey out into the world. At the moment, I’ve got no idea how that will happen. But in some way or another, it will. I’m standing on the cusp – an end and a beginning. Scary but stimulating. A moment you need to feel well for!

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3 Comments

  1. Rebecca Gethin says:

    Good luck. I am v envious, Lindsay. A wonderful time ahead. Hope you are soon better.

  2. Lindsay says:

    Thanks, Becky. It is exciting, isn’t it? Such a relief now the first draft is done. I am feeling better, but not better enough yet!

  3. Polly says:

    Get on with that editing! 😉
    Seriously though…get well soon. You know you’ll enjoy the editing once it’s over lol 😀

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