Monday, January 09, 2012
Back in the Saddle
I'm such a creature of habit, enjoying my schedule, content to do the same thing day after day. When things get a bit wonky in the schedule department, I tend to get a bit wonky myself.
The end of the year is always a busy time, lots of bookkeeping, trips to the accountant, government forms and files. Very little writing. Throw in the holidays, having the elder kid home from college, and lotsa basketball, and there is VERY little writing.
But, holidays are over, the kid is back at college, and the regular routine can now re-commence. Ahhhh. That's me breathing a sigh of relief.
I'm now free to, and even expected to, spend hours every day inside my own head, documenting the lives and stories of my fictional characters. And boy howdy, am I ready. I've missed Meghan and Caleb and the El Garces hotel.
Since it's the time of the year to be listing goals, and I tend to try to do that at the beginning of every month anyway, I'm going to throw some of my 2012 goals in general and my January goals in particular.
1. Finish and revise my current WIP, exceeding my deadline as prudent.
2. Polish up three proposals and submit them to my agent.
3. Start up and continue my exercise regimen. 30 mins a day, 5 days a week.
4. Attend the 2012 ACFW Conference in Dallas.
5. Travel to Florida to visit my folks.
6. Possibly go on a train trip this fall???
1. Finish the first draft of A Bride Sews With Love in Needles, CA.
2. Read two novels.
3. Blog, here and where I've been invited to guest.
I mentioned in my last blog post that there might be some good news I could share with you when I came back to blogging. Unfortunately, the opportunity I hoped to tell you about fell through. Still, my loss is another author's gain. :) And I now have another story idea to add to my proposal repertoire.