On Tuesday I sent off the two short stories I’ve been working on this semester; a little electronic envelope out off into the ether to find my teacher. I’m really looking forward to her feedback.

I’m done at uni for the year, and at work we’re talking about Christmas leave and New Year plans. I can’t believe it’s nearly my birthday all over again, and then suddenly summer will be over and I’ll be loving the autumn leaves.

But I love this time of year. I always start making plans, and making mental lists. I make a list of all the things I’ve done this year, good and bad; and I make a list of things I would like to do in the next year.

For the first time last year I made a list of writing projects I would like to complete, or even just start, as well as the usual life stuff. I’ve started doing the same this year. I’m not sure what it is about the end and beginning of a year that motivates people to do this, but I guess it can’t be a bad thing.

So plans are being hatched. Watch this space.