In 2015, I completed a yearlong research project here on my blog called the “2015 Mission to the Solar System.” Month by month, I traveled through space exploring the Sun, the asteroid belt, and all the planets (also Pluto). Now the mission is over…
… and I’m not quite sure what to do with myself.
I don’t know what the heck I want to do next with my writing. In fact, this is the first time since I can’t remember when that I don’t have a New Year’s resolution, writing related or otherwise. I’ve always been so obsessed with planning ahead that it feels weird having no plan at all for 2016.
But I think I’m okay with that.
I can say this: I want to continue blogging about space and science, but without a specific mission itinerary like the one I had last year. I’ll just go wherever the wind takes me… or rather, wherever the solar wind takes me.
Meanwhile, I think it’s time to get back to the fiction part of science fiction. That means figuring out what I’m doing with Tomorrow News Network. Do I want to continue that project, or is it time to start something new? I do have a new story idea, based on all that planetary science research I did in 2015, and I kind of want to explore that idea further.
So right now, I have only a vague sense of where I’m going: a little science, a little fiction. But no specifics. I’ll just have to feel my way forward, one small step at a time, and hope that if I get lost my muse will point me in the right direction.
So what are your priorities for 2016? Do you have a plan, or are you just winging it like I am?
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Today’s post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a bloghop hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh and co-hosted this month by a surprisingly long list of people: L.G. Keltner, Denise Covey, Sheri Larson, J.Q. Rose, Chemist Ken, and Michelle Wallace. It’s amazing and exciting to see how much IWSG has grown and how many people are now involved!