Happy New Year! Here's to New Beginnings

If 2020 was a universal dumpster fire, what will 2021 be?


Of course, none of us has a crystal ball, and even if we did, would we really want to know exactly what the future holds? I don't know about you, but all I can do is take everything one day at a time. And in good times and bad, whatever is happening on the geopolitical stage or right down the street, I will always be writing. Like two of my all-time favorite fantasy authors, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien wrote high fantasy novels during one of the craziest, most uncertain times in human history: World War II.


These difficult times we face today may actually pale in comparison to what many literary greats experienced – and used as inspiration – in the past. But as writers, our drive to write what we know, to take what life throws us and try to make sense of it by putting it down on paper... that drive should always remain the same.


Robert R. Walsh wrote, "There is a story of hope, and we are characters in that story."


What is the story you need to be telling?


Despite the many challenges ahead, I look forward to seeing what this new year has to offer and making the most of my time. On that note, here are some project updates for 2021!


Currently...


Writing


As of RIGHT NOW, I'm around 25,000 words into my latest novel project, which I shared a little bit about on my Instagram today in honor of #WIPWednesday. So far I've only posted a story aesthetic, which you can see more of on my Pinterest page; I have posts for nearly all of my WIPs, actually. Who else does this?!



Editing





I'm beyond excited to help edit my friend N.C. Madigan's final draft of her debut sci-fi novel, Psychogen, before she publishes. Find out more about her writing and publishing journey on her website and Instagram!



Reading

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City) by Sarah J. Maas


Listening


Evermore, Taylor Swift


Watching


Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Series 4


Just finished this, actually, and I have a bit of a bingewatch hangover from it! What an ending!!! (Don't worry, no spoilers here.) Thinking of diving into Bridgerton next... What do you think? Any recommendations?



  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Pinterest Icon
  • White Twitter Icon

© 2021 by Erin Dale Darling.