This year almost past was not a year of writing for me, which is definitely something I'm planning to do differently in 2015! We moved into our new house at the beginning of January. The photo below was taken on our first day. Remodeling the kitchen, furnishing the entire empty place, installing geothermal HVAC for the carriage house, and looking at 14,483 fabric and tile samples and light fixtures with my amazing interior designer took up all of my creative energy, plus some.
I didn't realize how tired I was until we arrived in Bora Bora for a month and I slept 10+ hours a night and took afternoon naps for about 10 days. I slept more than Brad, who is a championship level sleeper. I had read a startlingly small amount in the previous ten months of the year, which was also a sign that my brain was a little too busy making house project decisions. I think I read less up to November than I had since I learned how to read before kindergarten.
Then I made up for lost time, reading about 30 books in the month we were away. I'll do a post tomorrow (New Year! New writing focus and energy!) with a list of the books I read, and at least a comment or two on them.
Here's a view of Bora Bora / Paradise, which is nice to see when it was 18 degrees below zero at our house in Colorado last night. I'll post some more photos, too.
Happy New Year to my readers, family, and friends, and a toast to more writing in 2015!