Feels like it’s been so long since I’ve last checked in with an update. How about I start by getting some of the not-so-good things out? Unfortunately it’s a list:
- I haven’t finished a single of my works in progress since WAY OUT OF CONTROL. Yup, I’ve been a bad, bad writer. Please forgive me, Santa!
- I’ve been feeling so guilty and upset about not finishing anything, that I’ve avoided the blog and social networking for the most part, because it’d meant I’d have to admit that nothing’s been completed.
- This has not been a good year for the spirit – two deaths in the family, mild case of depression, and work deadlines up the wazoo hasn’t get me climb out of the glums.
- My website got hacked. It got it back up again, but I’m still in the process of cleaning up some of the mess in the background.
I may not have completed anything in a while, but I have been writing. I have several works in various stages of progress. All of the premises feel exciting to me and I’m struggling with staying focused on just one at a time, but I’m working on disciplining myself.
Spent some good quality time with some great writerly friends in person. It’s so therapeutic and motivating to talk with others who have or who are going through similar ups and downs. Don’t know why I don’t do this more often.
My paranormal novella THE SUMMONING, was nominated for Best Erotic PNR – Angels and Demons 2011 at The Romance Reviews last month. It didn’t come in first place, but I’m still stoked just for even receiving the nomination. Thanks for all of your votes!
I finally finished the revamped website / blog design, too. Hopefully this color scheme is easier on the eyes than the white text on black background. What do you think?
The Work In Progress:
I still have those same FIVE manuscripts in various stages of progress. I’m setting myself a goal to finish at least one of them by the end of this month, and I’m letting you all know so you can help keep me accountable. Threaten to spank me, bite me, or pull my hair if I don’t.
On second thought, don’t – I might like that.