Just over two weeks ago I quit the job I'd held for the last five years to go back to University. Last time I was studying I ended up dropping out, and I've regretted it ever since. This time I'm pretty determined to make a success of this.
I'm looking at this as the start of a new phase in my life, or turning over a new leaf, or one of a thousand other clichés that are equally appropriate to my situation. I'll need to get a new job as well, but this time I'm not going to allow it to take over my life like the last one. I'm taking charge of where I want to be; that means finishing this novel and getting it out to agents, continuing to write and submit new work, getting a new novel on the go (although I've got two old manuscripts that need dusting off and editing and, if they're good enough, sending out on the submission trail as well).
As part of my course (English Literature and Creative Writing) I'm expected to keep a writing journal that I write in every day. My tutors assure me that this is something all professional writers do; I know that's not true, but that's not really important. It's something I need to do for my course, so it's something I'll do. It might even be useful. And it might make me blog more, too.