Nearing the end of 2013

By Katharine Swan On Monday, December 16, 2013 At 12:58 PM

My weekly goals check for 2013 has fizzled out, I am afraid.  Being a bit burned out after November, I sadly haven't written much lately, so I haven't completed my NaNoWriMo novel, let alone gotten back to revisions on my novel series.  I never did get around to updating my blogs and websites, let alone my other writing projects, and I am still stuck on the first novel I tried reading from my 2013 reading list.  Even my horses haven't gotten a lot of attention lately (partly thanks to NaNo, partly thanks to getting sick almost as soon as it was over, and partly thanks to the deep freeze Denver experienced after November ended).

I will still update if I accomplish anything worth updating, and you never know, since I have some time off at the very end of the year... But with this year's successes and failures in mind, I have also been thinking a lot about my goals for 2014, and how they will differ.  I need to get back to certain priorities, and since I am working more in other areas, I am finding this harder now.  My goals for the coming year will therefore reflect my changing priorities after what I learned in 2013.

What about you?  Any reflections on 2013, or are you beginning to formulate plans for 2014?


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Blogger Lori Says:  

I wouldn't be so hard on yourself. Some years you have it, some years you don't. :)

I'm right with you on how 2013 played out. I had great plans in place and was about to pounce on them when I landed in the hospital. One liver surgery and a 15-lb. tumor later, I was in recovery. That lasted for a few months, only because taking out part of one's liver, it seems, drains energy for a good six months or so. My malaise was surgeon-inflicted. :) But I'm fine and exercising like mad again, so I'm hopeful 2014 will be like 2012 was.

Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

Glad you are doing well, Lori! I have been out of the loop in networking as well as productivity, so I didn't know how bad it was for you in 2013. I'm with you though -- I'm hoping 2014 will be more productive, even though I'm getting a bit of a late start on that!


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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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