This year, my Hogmanay was relatively quiet. I was at home, with my boyfriend Kieran and some friends and we drank, played board games and watched TV. Hardly the rock and roll night that is expected of students in Glasgow. Instead of hitting the party circuit, we brought in the bells with Jools and his Hootenanny and I loved it.
What's most significant for me on this New Year though, is my resolution. And yes, I am one of those people that makes a resolution and never keeps it but continues to make resolutions anyway. Believe me when I say that it's taken a long time for me to get to a point where I can admit I never stick with my resolutions.
My resolution this year is to take my writing more seriously. To stop putting everything off and actually get pen to paper. Writing is what I love to do, and if I want to do it I'd better get my act together...
So here is my informal, one-sided contract with you. Don't panic, you don't need to sign.
By the end of 2013, I want to have a novel completely ready to send off to publishers, if I want to.
It's pretty ambitious, I know, but I've got to start somewhere I guess?
And I'm thinking that if I actually tell people of my plans, I will feel more obliged to stick to them...
Hopefully this New Year will get me closer to where I want to be and will be more beneficial than a fad diet or self-help book.
I hope that your New Year was as good as mine, wherever you are and if you have a resolution, then we can set out on 2013 together. I guarantee you'll probably be more productive than me!