Sometimes the saying "new year, same thing" is not a bad thing. Over the weekend, I just refinished revisions on my WIP (work-in-progress), a YA paranormal thriller called LISTEN about teen telepaths who work in a top-secret NYPD unit and sent if off for first round of betaying. I looked at my old files and realized that on December 16, 2010, I sent out the early version of DRAGORO for the first round of betaying. There's something about the Holiday Season that makes me want to finish drafts of books.
Time for me to take a little writing break while I wait for the beta comments. Writing brings both joy and pain. There is the dissapointment, the delays, the anxiety, etc. that you have to fight through because the depression can stop you from writing. Yet once you start writing again and are overtake by the exhileration of the creative process the depression is gone. A fellow writer described it as a drug and in a way it is.
So now I take a break and ready to get my fix in a couple of weeeks.