Wednesday, 2 January 2013

IWSG

I feel it would be a negative start to the year for my first blog post to be about feeling insecure - and this year is going to be all about being positive in as many ways as possible!

I haven't got a lot of resolutions - I think I have finally found a work/life/write balance so I want to keep that up - and as I said in my last post, I want to spend less time on Facebook and more time catching up with reading at times when I'm not writing.

Last year was good for me - I had several successes and only one rejection - and I THINK I have a more balanced view of rejections these days (although they are still ouchy!)

I daresay that by the first Wednesday in February I'll be feeling wobbly about something, but at the moment I'm bursting with life and raring to go - the gremlins are well and truly banished for now!

Are you feeling positive about your writing at the start of this new year? I'm looking forward to popping along to some of your blogs to find out!

Just in case you need a bit of a nudge in the right direction, here's a happy little bunny to cheer you on.


23 comments:

Debra McKellan said...

Bunnies make everything better. :D

Good luck on your 100k/100day January-April goal!

J. A. Bennett said...

I totally feel the same way. Cheers to an awesome 2013!

Murees Dupé said...

Thanks for sharing the bunny! I love that you are so positive and ready to take on the new year. That is just awesome. All of the best for 2013.

Annalisa Crawford said...

What a great way to start the year! Love the bunny :-)

Lauren said...

I'm Thumper. :) I'll probably be Flower later, but right now I'm Thumper.

cleemckenzie said...

Bunnies are designed to keep gremlins at bay. I know this one will do the trick for you.

Julie Flanders said...

Yeah for feeling positive! I hope the gremlins stay banished. Happy New Year to you!

P.S. Thanks for sharing the bunny pic, definitely made me smile. :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Love the bunny! I think I'll change my screensaver and put pictures of bunnies, puppies and ponies to scroll. That will clear the negative away in no time!

Thanks for the nudge!

Luanne Smith said...

Okay, that bunny is adorable! Who could feel down after seeing that. :)

But, really, I'm coming off a couple of good weeks of writing, so I'm feeling pretty secure right now too. Cheers to a new and productive new year!

Patsy said...

Aaaw, cute bunny. Yours?

Happy New Year!

Pauline Wiles said...

I'm new to the group, but if you feel you've found some work/life balance, I'd say, don't rock that boat!
And I agree: we should start the new year with optimism, or at least, the belief that our insecurities can be tamed.

Caitlin said...

I have the same issue with spending time on Facebook when I could be catching up on other things. A recent trip back home which did not really allow for much Facebook perusing time helped me quite a bit. Good luck with it!

Ciara said...

Awww. *sigh* Thanks for that pic.

LindaC said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone. I tried to visit all your blogs in return if I hadn't already, but couldn't find blogs for a couple of you. If you happen to pop back and read this, leave me a link! (Ciara, Yolanda were the two, I believe!)

thewickedqueensmirror said...

Nice bunny. Gald you're feeling perky. Good luck in 2013.

Mama J said...

Adorable bunny! It's fantastic you feel so positive. Let's hope it continues throughout 2013 (and can you pass a little on to me?)

Tracy Jo said...

Hello LindaC! We have good taste, both have the same background on our blogs. :-) Awesome that you are starting 2013 positive. Thanks for stopping by yesterday. Cheers!

Jaxbee said...

Very cute! It sounds like you had a great year. I think that rejections have to hurt a bit, it's our baby after all, but it's how you move onward that's the key. All the best for a happy and productive 2013. love the title of your blog by the way!

Jaxbee said...

..... And that you've done we'll in moving forward, I mean - didn't want that to sound like I was preaching :(

TracyFells said...

I was already feeling positive about 2013 and the bunny boost has done even more for my mood. Good luck with all your writing goals this year :)

Vikki (www.the-view-outside.com) said...

What a lovely positive post! :)

Good luck Linda!

Xx

Old Kitty said...

Awwww yay for happy little bunny!!! It's so good to read how your 2013 is starting off brilliantly!! Yay for you!!

Happy happy happy New Year! take care
x

Misha Gericke said...

I'm also optimistic about my year. Now I just need to get some momentum going. :-D