That strange feeling at the end of they year

As the holidays are about to arrive and people start getting ready for the long holiday vacations, 2016 also strikes in. And of course, new year’s resolutions can be a common topic around this time. Many people here at my work are counting the days for the holidays to start. I’m not. Although, a rest is always well received, I still don’t want 2015 to be over.  I feel like time is going too fast. I still want to make the most of what is left of 2015, even if it’s only a couple of days.

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I know that age and time are just numbers, but in certain ways, they always tick and remind me of my goals in life. This year was intensive, and I did many things during it. I really wanted to have my novel done in 2015. But I’m not there, and I will probably work on it for a couple of months more. In some way, I haven’t met this year’s resolutions and I can’t avoid feeling a little bit sad about this. Moreover, I’m finding it difficult to go back to my book. As you know from previous posts, I stopped writing for more than a month, and now, I find it hard to get back into the writing routine again. If it were me, I would try to finish the novel in these days. But I’m aware it’s not possible.

Do you usually have this feeling when it’s nearing the end of the year?

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Published by Carla Doria

Writer, blogger, traveler, mindful of a spiritual path (or at least trying to). I'm also a Happiness Engineer and support people building their websites.

9 thoughts on “That strange feeling at the end of they year

  1. I’ve been letting my story sit for quite a while too. I hesitate to start it up again because I’ve come to the conclusion that my angle on the essence of the story is complete wrong. With 2016 just days away, I’m feeling revived with schemes that may be better suited for the theme of my story. I think it’s probably the peace and quiet of January that I look forward to. Simply put, I’ve having the opposite feelings from you about these last days.

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    1. That´s good! with only a couple of hours away from 2016, I´m actually starting to feel more at ease with the idea. I believe I will give the same perspective as you and try to find a calm and peaceful rhythm in January.

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        1. Probably yes, I haven’t thought of this, but you may be right and my writing efficiency might have to do with the seasons… Here we don’t have that cold winters, but the warmer months, for me, get unbearable. Now, we’ve started the rainy season (our summer) and I’m in a better mood actually 🙂 Do you have these seasonal mood changes up north? 🙂

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  2. I actually hang out for this time of year. But I do get very reflective with the new year. And I also find it hard to get back into a book when I’ve stopped writing it. I think it was Stephen King who suggested that one ought to write a book in one go, so to speak, otherwise that drive of inspiration tends to disappear.

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    1. Yeah, although I’m editing the book like for the fifth time, it’s really hard to get back to it. Now, I understand when they say that as a writer one should try to write every day. But this writing path is about persistence 🙂 And I’m actually getting good inspiration from your book these days 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!


  3. Yes, I think some people feel a bit nostalgic and sad during this time of year (because of lost loved ones, the stress of the season, the pressure to set new goals, etc.), so it’s totally understandable. I’m going through the same thing with my novel. I had hoped to have it done by the time NaNoWriMo was over but I’m still working on it and feel like the time is just ticking away. Best of luck to you in finishing your novel and I hope the new year brings you lots of success 🙂

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    1. Yeah, NaNoWriMo is a great way to get things done. I actually finished my first manuscript during last year’s NaNoWrimo, but this year has gone by between revisions, editing, beta reading, revision again, etc 🙂
      Thank you very much for all the wishes, and I also wish the best with your novel! 🙂
      Thanks a lot for visiting my blog 🙂

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