Saturday, 1 January 2011

And a Happy New Year!

Suddenly it's 2011! How did that happen? December went by in a flash and I confess I only managed to submit ONE story the entire month.

I hope you all enjoyed Christmas and received some nice prezzies. My best present was an email from an old friend I hadn't heard from in 30 years. I guess if we'd had an award at school for the girl least likely to get a tattoo, she and I would have pretty near the top of the shortlist. How funny that we have both ended up with one!

Now it's New Year's Day, and I've recharged my writing batteries. The drawer marked unfinished and rejected is about to get a serious makeover as I make up for my lack of submissions prior to Christmas. I'm not big on making resolutions, but I'd like to spend less time faffing about during the next few months.

Wishing you lots of loveliness, sunshine, wellbeing, and success this year. xxx


Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! Hearing from a long lost friend and fellow tattoo fetishist (LOL!)!!!! Wonderful!!

I hope you have a fantastic New Year! I wish you lots of fabulous writerly successes and amazing writerly progress for 2011!! I don't make resolutions too but I do like the "less time faffing abound" goal!! :-)

Take care

Madeleine said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Joanne and may 2011 surpass all your best wishes :O)

Margo Berendsen said...

faffing around? Yay I finally have a word for what I am doing less of this year!

Joanna said...

Happy New Year Joanne, and I hope you have a brilliant one with masses of successes.

Like you, I aim to get on with things and stop all the prevaricating. It will be a relief not to have half my mind on Christmas preparations, which was the case all through December, resulting in some half-hearted and half-finished stories that I am dreading returning to!

I just hope that I can shake off the aftermath of the flu soon. The tiredness and aching limbs seem to go on and on and I don't want anything to prevent me writing!

I'm intrigued by your tattoo. How long have you had it? I would love a tiny one.

HelenMHunt said...

Here's to many hits in 2011!

Janel said...

Happy New Year! Here's to many submissions and ACCEPTANCES in 2011. :)

joanne fox said...

Thank you all.

Joanna, it's a very small red rose on the back of my left shoulder. There's something about tattoos that just fascinates me. It's a good job I'm a bit of a coward about pain, otherwise I'd probably be covered in them!

bazza said...

Hi Joanne, Happy New Year to you! Tattoos make me shudder! Why don't people just get Henna transfers and by-pass the pain altogether!
And you can change them regularly. You could have Impudence and Dignity across your er,....back.
Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

joanne fox said...

I do appreciate tattoos are a love/hate thing for many people - rather like Marmite. (I love Marmite too!)

Teresa Ashby said...

Happy New Year! I love tattoos but I've never had the courage to have one, perhaps one day I will.
I would love to be able to stop faffing around too, but I think I'm too settled in my faffing ways to stop now.

joanne fox said...

We fellow faffers must stick together. We could form a federation.

Suzanne Jones said...

Arriving very late, but with good wishes for 2011.

Your rose sounds very tasteful. If I wasn't such a wuss about being hurt I'd consider something like that.


Frances Garrood said...

Hi, Joanne! Just "met" you on Keith's blog (where you'd wafted in from Teresa's - small world!). Happy new year!

And Teresa - I was going to have a (tiny) tattoo provided my niece - who has several - had her ears pierced (she was terrified). But I tricked her into the piercings, so didn't have to have to tattoo (tho' I would rather like a small snowdrop somewhere discreet...)

joanne fox said...

Welcome Frances! A small snowdrop sounds lovely. Maybe 2011 will be the year!

Ellie said...

Happy (belated) New Year!