Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Quick Update

I haven't completely vanished, just waiting for February in hopes that it will bring my GREAT new year...

January is so not my friend this year. My grandma passed. I spent the first week and a half sick and here I am sick again. I was actually not even well for two weeks. Ugh. And to top it off, my laptop broke. With all of this going on, my blog and many other things have taken a backseat. I've already been out of it for a while and I'm to a point that I really hate it. I want to get my blog back up and running. I want to write, critique, query, tweet, etc etc...I want back to where I was and I will get there.

The geek squad guy told me 10-14 days for my laptop to be finished. It's already been 14 and they haven't even started it so I'm not sure when it will be done. I'm hoping it will happen by the beginning of February which is why I've decided to ignore January and wait for my new year to come next month.

Just wanted to give y'all an update, so there it is. I will see you soon and I hope you're all doing good. :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Today is the first Insecure Writer's Support Group post of 2013. Thanks Alex for keeping this great group going. All you writers who don't know about IWSG, go here now. And for anyone who has managed to not know the awesomeness that is Alex J Cavanaugh, go here now.

I wasn't sure if I'd get a post done because I've been sick and my grandma is in intensive care at the hospital. But I'm home for a bit because there's nothing I can do up there right now and I figured being sick I shouldn't hang around too much anyway.

So I am home and writing my post, although I don't really have a lot to say. I haven't written in a few weeks because of being sick. I still have three WIPs going, just a little stalled while I get better. I can say that I have high hopes for this new year. It may not have started out that great, but it's going to work out better.

Not that great of an IWSG post, but I got one up. I'm also realizing my blog posts keep turning out to sound a little sad/depressing...I am not sad and don't mean for my post to come across that way if it does.

I hope you all have a great day and a wonderful new year. :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!

I wasn't going to write a post because I've been so sick the last three weeks and already know I need a post for tomorrow, but I can't not say something new year related...

I always look forward to a new year because it's opportunity, endless choices, moods, everything and anything. A new year gives hope to us all that we can improve and have a better year than the last, or continue to have a wonderful year that matches the greatness of the previous one. Or even the chance to make the new year even better than the fantastic last year. Endless possibilities.

My year was not so great in 2012. I had so many more downs than ups, too many. I cried more tears last year than I have any other year and I've lost loved ones in other years. My Lupus acted up way too much, when it wasn't acting up I was sick in general. I had moments that I wasn't too bad, but not enough. I was tired, so tired, all the time. Behind on work and lost in life. Lost in general.

In 2012 I made new friends, bonded closer with old friends, and drifted away from really great friends that I shouldn't have drifted away from. I finished a book-completely finished it-completed NaNo, and now have 3 WIPs in the works. I critiqued for over 10 people, read books over and over that I couldn't count toward my Goodreads goal because they're not published.

So much happiness and success was found in 2012. So many writers got agents and book deals-both even. It was the year of AQCers too. It was ridiculous (in a good way) how many success stories kept being posted. And not just AQCers though, so many writers were successful. Self-pubbers, Indie pubbed, Traditional, all had so much good news happening. I was YAY YAY YAYing left and right because not just getting signed, people were getting requests. Even if those requests were ultimately rejections, still awesome in general.

And I failed-over and over. But don't get all no don't say that! I'm okay with it. I know I struggled, fell so far behind I couldn't begin to see where to catch up. I know that I let people down who were expecting me to be there for them, to critique for them or just help on little things. I know because I know I hit a funk so bad that it ruined my mojo. Took that mojo, balled it up, burnt it, crumbled it, swept it into a jar, and tossed it out into the ocean where a shark chomped it down...Yeah, the funk was that bad, almost worse really. I still haven't come out of it completely. I'm still behind on critiques and reading, and writing, but I'll get there.

That's my resolution for the year-get back on point. I plan to get my head in the game and stay focused. My blog is neglected, my WIPs are neglected, my critique partners and group is neglected, I've got a doc that should have a query letter typed on it, and there is a book list a mile long waiting for me.

So, do you have a resolution(s) for 2013? Are you the kind of person who usually makes resolutions? Are you glad to see 2012 go and 2013 roll on in? (I am!)

Have an AWESOME Happy New Year! See you tomorrow. :)