My Writing Journey

A healthy goal for 2017


So that’s it. As I write this there are only a few hours left of 2016. Already writing the date, 2016, feels dated, old, so last year.

I’m not in a rush to start 2017. I rather enjoy these days between Christmas and new year when I can relax, lie on the carpet with the fire warming my face, the dog next to me, notebook and pen in hand. But I do like the feeling of starting afresh. Making goals, do-able goals, for my writing and career, working out what I actually want to achieve over the next few months.

My over-riding goal is to concentrate on my health. Yes, eating healthier, moving more, but also making sure my life is balanced. Because, guess what, if you are sitting at your desk for hours and days at a time, no matter how much you love the work, you’re going to burn out. This will hurt you mentally and physically.

So my goals include not taking on too much work. To prioritise and focus on just a few projects.

I’ll write more about my goals in the next week or so but this does mean I’ll no longer be editing Novelicious. I’m also putting my novel on the back-burner as well as a few other smaller projects.

So, here’s to health and happiness in 2017. Happy New Year everyone – I’ll see you all on the other side.

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  • Reply Judy Laycock

    Health and happiness to you too. Let’s hope 2017 is a little kinder for everyone.

    31st December 2016 at 10:50 am
    • Reply Helen Redfern

      Absolutely, Judy. Happy New Year! x

      4th January 2017 at 11:16 am
  • Reply katie

    Health and happiness sounds like the best way to go. Wishing you a gentle, lovely year ahead x

    3rd January 2017 at 5:34 am
    • Reply Helen Redfern

      Thank you, Katie. You too. x

      4th January 2017 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Penny

    Looking forward to your adventures in 2017 Helen. Good health; mental, physical and emotional, is the key to Everything. So important. X

    7th January 2017 at 10:54 pm
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