You know what I don't want to talk about? I don't want to talk about the fact that I go back to work today. *shudder*
Three weeks is too long to have off work. Don't get me wrong, I loved every single second of my winter break. Every second. That's the problem, though. After three weeks off, you really forget what it's like to be at work. You get so into "being off" mode that you totally forget what "being on" mode felt like at all.
I know, I know...cry me a river, Jess, with your three weeks off. But, really, do I start counting down to the end of the year now? Or do I just start small and count down to Spring Break? A girl needs something to look forward to.
I had a super productive break. I finished my major revision on IN REAL LIFE, and it's with some readers right now who are hopefully telling me all the magical ways I can smack it into submission and turn it from meh into a-meh-zing. Then more tinkering, some beta readers, and it's off to my agent at the end of the month. *breathes into paper bag*
It's kinda perfect that the amazing Christa Desir is hosting The Jan Plan, a, well, a plan to finish a project, any project, in the month of January.
Because I actually have a Jan Plan...get IN REAL LIFE as finished as it can be and sent to Agent Jill by Jan 31st. I can do it, right? I mean, with being back at work and teaching a brand new book and and lesson planning and grading and my January MFA packet of work due, right? *breathes into paper bag again*
I think this is the best way to kick off my SURE TO BE AWESOME 2013 - have a solid plan in the very first month and commit to getting it done. I need you guys to keep me going, though. I have a lot of work ahead of me in the coming month.
What does your January look like? How are you making positive changes for this coming year?