It’s officially December. That means I only have a couple of days left to manically run around and get stuff completed for the exhibition / book launch (info here) and I’ve been thinking lots about what I want 2017 to look like.
This year has been good. I’m in a much healthier place, and I feel (mostly) good about my work. My identity is solidifying, I’m more physically active, I’m eating better, and I’m generally happier. My mindfulness practice is improving, and I’m making great strides in knowing what is worth pursuing and what I need to say no to.
On the less positive side, I haven’t made as many sales as last year because I took some time ‘off’ and I haven’t published much. Upon reflection, I’ve realised that was due to a lack of belief in my own work – it is really hard to feel motivated when you think your work sucks. So, I’ve spent the past week or so ‘decluttering’ some of those negative beliefs.
It’s not an overnight process but noticing is the first step 🙂 I will write more about how I’m going about this because I think you’ll be interested in what I’m doing .
I have some ideas about what I’d like to do next year, which will include SONZA, The Coffeehouse & (wo)manpower zines, more non-fiction, a picture book, and more chapter books. I want to do more painting as well, but I’m not sure how it’s all going to fit together just yet.
Watch this space.