First, Happy New Year to everyone!
I was just checking last year’s post: https://gypsyscarlett.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/plans-for-a-victorian-in-the-new-year/, in which my goals were to read 12 German novels, keep up my daily writing, and find Sput a new hobby so she would stop regaling me nonstop about her city.
Let’s see how I fared.
I did indeed read 12 novels in German.
I wrote almost everyday, and in doing so revised PORTRAITS several times, and completed a few rough drafts.
And I did find Sput some new hobbies! She’ll thank me one day.
So, onto this year’s plans
1. Rewrite, revise, edit, etc one of my rough drafts into a lovely, polished piece ready for submission
2. Continue my German studies. But while I’ll still be reading German, this year, I intend to concentrate on improving my listening skills. (my weakest point, I fear). So I shall intensely listen to German for at least one hour a day. No eating, or writing, or knitting, or anything else but paying close heed to the sounds of Deutsch for that hour. Let’s see if 365 hours of intense German listening has helped by the end of the year.
3. Read at least one novel in French. Yes, the bug known as Francophilia has overtaken me. Goodness, help me!
So, what shall you be working on this year?
– Ishtar’s Gate inside the Pergamon Museum