This time of year, it's crucial to keep the momentum going. I've found that I do best if I take a running start at the depths of winter. I know I'll slow down eventually (February in Seattle is a study in hermitage), and hopefully I can keep as much oomph going as possible on the various projects I'm working on.
I've made some major progress on my book proposal, although I'm disappointed to find that I do my best writing in a slightly intoxicated state. I suppose I am not the first writer to discover this about themselves, and I don't plan to pull a Hunter S. Thompson anytime soon (…and now, for my next trick, I will continue typing while ingesting peyote buttons and GHB, while taking a percocet suppository!), and at this point I'll take whatever help I can get to get this book proposal moving forward. Goal: to have it in the hands of the agency by the new year. Swear to god I can do this.