Article published on December 13, 2016.
Louise Jensen – author of The Sister
My New Year’s writing resolution is to stop setting myself targets. I have learned that working around a family and a chronic health condition means that there will be days I get lots of words down, and days that I don’t get any words down and that’s okay. I have been quite hard on myself, aiming for a daily word count, and this isn’t always achievable or realistic.
This year, I am also determined to read in as many different genres as I can. I have fallen into reading within my own genre, with a critical eye, and I can’t remember the last book I read for pleasure. There is nothing quite like curling up with a book, and I shall make a conscious divide by reading on the Kindle for work, and buying paperbacks from my local bookshop to read for fun.
I also want to donate some time to mentoring fledgling writers this year. At the early stages of writing The Sister I was mentored and it really did make an enormous difference to me. I am a great believer in paying it forward.