Looking forward to 2019

Looking forward to 2019 blog header

Ok, it’s official.December is completely running away with me. I can’t believe I have less than two weeks of work left for the year, nevermind that I’m finishing my Christmas shopping this weekend! I have, at last put up the Christmas tree, at least…

Planning 2019 – January

I’m starting to properly plan for next year, though. It’s safe to say that I mostly pantsed this year. Maybe plantsed if I’m being nice! I’m still working on a kind of timeline for my writing (while leaving time for being ill, grrr!), but Porselein is the novel at the top of my list for January 2019. I really, really need to get done with the final outline and stuff. It’s been a year and I’m now thoroughly irritating myself by not getting anywhere.

Planning 2019 – February

February will then be mostly spent on The Ruon ChroniclesThe Knowledge Stones and Grove of Graves. I really want to start Book 1 of the Chronicles, but need to finish these two before I can do that.

In other news…

Jozi Flash 2018 is still happening. I know I’ve been really quiet about it, but we are still working on it behind the scenes! And this one is going to be brilliant! I can’t wait to see the final anthology!

You can have a look at the 2016 and 2017 anthologies over here. And they’re free!

I’m also thinking of trying out bullet journaling in the new year. I doubt mine will be a work of art (wow some people put a lot of effort into them and they’re beautiful!), but I’m just looking for a way to keep all my thoughts and stuff together. So I’m going to try that and see how it goes…mind you, I do have a lot of washi tape…hmmm….

I also have some new ideas for the blog and website next year! More fiction and writing and some book reviews too, to name but a few. I also have a guest post with the awesome Rachel Poli in January!

What about you? Do you have some plans for 2019 yet? Tell me in the comments! I’d love to hear.

By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.


  1. This coming year, I’ll be developing my blog more while alternating that with fiction writing. I’m also planning to do some more wildlife watching and work on reducing my carbon footprint, make my space more wildlife friendly, etc. At a recent work event I just happened to be given some wildflower seeds, so in the spring I’ll be planting those for the bees!

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