Or with any luck, to party!
One way or another 2010 is drawing to a close, a year in which I’ve made lots of changes that are just starting to shake down and make sense. It’s been an odd writing year in which I haven’t produced much, but have had quite a lot of success with the material I already had – a good confidence boost at an otherwise difficult time. So I feel I have learned the craft – or the basics of it – and now have to decide what to do with it next. I’m hoping my trip to Hertfordshire will help in the process.
It’s been an odd Christmas too. After an extended holiday (starting with our family Christmas on Dec 19th, interrupted by DD’s cancelled flights and ending up in lots more snow) I’m more than ready for a crack at 2011.
Now it’s Hogmanay (not New Year’s Eve, please! ) and as always I feel a tide of superstition driving me on, even though it’s years since there’s been anyone around who shares my New Year ritualistic tendencies.
So it’s time to tidy the house, pay the bills and open the door to let the New Year in.
Then you may all take your partners for …
A great 2011 to you all.