Posted by: devonellington | January 31, 2023

Jan. 31, 2023: January Wrap Up

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January’s had some twists and turns, and I haven’t been on this site as much as I’d hoped. But here’s the wrap:



Book reviews

Script coverage

Holiday decorations put away

Seasonal fabric switchout for the rest of winter

Keeping up with posts on Ink in My Coffee, Ink-Dipped Advice, Gratitude and Growth, The Process Muse

Car inspection


Second arc of LEGERDEMAIN

The rest of ANGEL HUNT

Reading contest entries

Drafting novel in longhand

Notes on 2 other novels

Work on a big article

70 pages on Heist Romance script

50 pages on LUCKY NUMBERS script

Noodling on a few other ideas


This month was more about adding than subtracting



Batch of idea cookies


Didn’t get a residency to which I applied

Didn’t finish the Fearless Ink postcard

Didn’t get out enough LOIs

Injured my back, which limited me a lot in the last ten days

What’s your January been like?



  1. […] The month wrap up is over on the GDR site. […]

  2. My January was not great, but not bad either. Would have liked to accomplish more, but physicality is limited. I’m trying to look at what I did accomplish rather than what I didn’t get done. Working to stop beating myself up.

  3. January has dropped more opportunity on me than I’ve ever experienced. Big opportunities. It’s almost as if I could just take my pick and run with anything. But now I’m like a kid in a candy store. I know I can’t get it all, so I have to pick THE BEST candy. My personality would often cause me to freeze in these situations, but I’m finding ways to embrace like never before. I’ve been in a dark pit for the past 12 years and a VERY dark pit for the past 5 years. The pandemic wasn’t even that bad for me, it was everything that was present regardless of the pandemic. I’ve saved up a lot of gratitude in my soul’s bank account. So, this month’s success seems long overdue.

  4. I’m so happy for you!

  5. Yes, we’ve been trained to see what’s left undone, instead of celebrating what we got done!

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