Sunday, January 11, 2009

Back To Normal (ish)

Well, it's been a week since we got back from NYC and in that time, I've slept a lot, been to the Panto and unfortunately had to witness 1000 people being made redundant from our company, including close friends. I was half expecting them to tell me that I was going and had reasoned with myself that at least I could get on with writing, if that was the case. Thankfully our team is not affected but 250 are going from the Head Office where I work and it doesn't make you feel any better, when you see so many people around you, devastated by the news.
So, needless to say, I haven't really started to plan my next task this week, as my mind has been elsewhere. I have managed to plan a little of my novel and started writing again yesterday. I want to try and finish my first draft asap now, as I want it ready to be submitted to Agents in the first part of the year. So, I think it will be back to writing each night - yesterday felt good, picking up the pieces of what I had left prior to Christmas. I've become quite fond of my lead character and I'd like the first part of her story to be completed for now.

2 comments:

bikerted said...

Never a good feeling when something like that happens JJ. Ian has been through times like yours several times in the last 9 years! It will take time but things will settle down again.
Loved your write up about NY. Not sure we will travel there ourselves but you never know.
Wishing you the best for 2009 and the completion of more challenges.

Janette Jones said...

You are right, things are beginning to get back to normality already, I just think it will all flare up again once people realise who is going (1500 on 'risk' - only 1000 going) Still these things are sent to try us! Hoping that 2009 will be the year of me clearing quite a few tasks off my list - heres to that anyway! I hope 2009 brings you everything you want as well!