Sunday, 1 January 2012

New Year News

Merry New Year from Harvey and me.

I always begin January full of beans, writing and submitting in a frenzy of good intentions. But it's oh so hard to keep that up once spring comes and the weather improves. My challenge for 2012 is to hang onto my New Year momentum beyond crocus time.

To do this I am going to have to be much stricter about using any spare minutes constructively. So, I, Joanne Fox, hereby declare I shall only visit Facebook every other day. I am also resisting the urge to rearrange my study yet again. There's an irritating chap called General Clutter in there, and all my attempts to evict him have been in vain. Therefore I hereby recognise that rearranging the study is another displacement activity, rather than a way of achieving anything. Shut that door!

Now I can share some positive news to kick off the year. As a result of entering the Earlyworks Press short story competition in 2011, I will have my story included in their competition anthology. I know I shall be in some good company, and congratulations to the overall winner.

Here's to less faffing about in 2012!


Teresa Ashby said...

Congratulations on the Earlyworks anthology, Joanne, that's great news to start the year with.

I've got General Clutter's mate Major Mess at my place and I'm determined to give him the boot.

Hope you keep that new year momentum going.
Happy New Year to you and Harvey (and a great big hug for him too - gorgeous boy that he is) x

joanne fox said...

Major Mess - oh dear, yes, give him his marching orders before he gets too well established. Happy New Year.

Maria said...

Hey, well done you, what a brilliant start to the new year. I must watch out for the Earlyworks anthology this year.

I have General Clutter's brother here, his days are nearing an end, I really need to throw him out, and his bags, after him!

Happy New Year


joanne fox said...

Blimey, Maria, there is an army of the little buggers!

Happy New Year. x

Old Kitty said...

Happy happy New Year wonderful Joanne and so adorable Harvey - look at that most handsome gorgeous face!! And you too of course Joanne - LOL!! Yay for your short story success! May your 2012 be full of publications and writerly wins!! How exciting!

I suggest you set Ms Muse to sort out General Clutter! I feel it could be a start of a beautiful friendship!!

Happy 2012!!! Take care

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

Fantastic news to start the New Year, Joanne. Many congratulations.

Merry New Year right back at you and Harvey :0)

Wishing you all lovely things in 2012.


Suzanne XX

joanne fox said...

Thank you Old Kitty. Please send Ms Muse right over, with plenty of bin bags.

Lovely things to you too Suzanne. x

bazza said...

Don't tidy that study! You will never find anything ever again.
Happy New Year to you Joanne.
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Frances Garrood said...

Well done on the story! A lovely way to start 2012.

I am currently trying to evict Private Misgivings*. Perhaps his senior officers (the Major and the General) woud like to kick him out for me?

*About current plot idea.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Congratulations for your brilliant start to 2012.

Diane Fordham said...

Congrats Joanne - well done! Hoping 2012 is a good one for you. x

joanne fox said...

Bazza, that's a very good point.

Frances, tell him he's under orders to move along.

Thank you Debs and Diane, and happy New Year to both of you too. x

Joanna said...

Happy New Year, Joanne and Harvey. I shall look forward to following the Zigzag Road in 2012 and maybe seeing you at the launch of the Earlyworks anthology if they have one this year. That was a perfect New Year present and congratulations to you.

Good health and happiness for the year ahead, plus lots of writing and more clutter. I'm sure clutter is good. It shows how busy and productive writers are!

joanne fox said...

Thank you Joanna, and well done to you too! Happy New Year, x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Well done on the story, Joanne! Wishing you a very happy, healthy and successful New Year (and hello to Harvey).

joanne fox said...


Patsy said...

Happy New Year!

Keith Havers said...

Congratulations, Joanne. Keep focused.

Keith Andrea said...

Hi Joanne, congratulations to you. Keep it up

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