The last 45 days of 2018

I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions anymore, as I try to think of every day as an opportunity to start fresh. There’s always something I’m working on getting better at, and at least one habit—oh, who am I kidding?—many habits I’m trying to form. But I do feel like the end of the year, post-Halloween momentum tends to turn the last two months of the year into a desperate blur of best-laid plans rushing past me as I hurtle toward the inevitable New Year’s Eve reckoning—how can another year possibly have gone by already?

So in an attempt to slow down, and make my way through the last 45 days of this particular year a little more consciously, I’m going to quit procrastinating and start at least one long-delayed project: this blog. To record the process of revising my novel manuscript, for one thing. To share interesting things I read, stuff I’m writing, random yet fascinating facts I uncover in my research on this or that topic. Who knows? That’s the point—if I keep waiting to get clear on what exactly I’m going to write, I’ll never start. So here goes…