Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy Birthday

So, I have a blog post all planned out for today, but it’s my daddy’s birthday and I’ve had a horrible day… And I don’t want to take the trouble.

I’m going to do it, though. Things are about to get so chaotic here, how can I not keep my silly little commitment? I mean, who am I if I don’t? Big loser, that’s who…

So, I give you –

Scraps and Tidbits –

I love the idea of themed days for my blog – as you are, likely, already aware, of course. Unfortunately, while I am blogging only once per week, I do not feel I can fully commit to a theme; at least, not while doing the theme any justice. I am, of course, still ironing things out – we know the day of the week (Wednesday), but I have yet to determine the time I will post. Perhaps during my lunch hour, I will compose the content to post once I get home.

And it isn’t just a factor of time restrictions weighing on my mind, either. No, it is a combination – too little time, too many ideas. I want to share things I learn while researching, I want to share tidbits and first lines and excerpts… I want to share everything with you that I have in the past. I want to share with you the progress I make while following Bryn Donovan’s new writing series. Every Monday through 2016, I will follow her guidance until I have a finished novel that I can then publish in 2017. I think one book per year is good – at least until I gain the confidence to do it on my own. 🙂

Now that is exciting! At least, it is for me – because I’ve committed to publication, you see. Something I thought I would never do.

Clearly, this is my last post of 2015 – also exciting in its own way. Enjoy your holidays and stay safe.

Things to Come in 2016…

So, I kind of dropped off the face of the earth, didn’t I? Sorry about that. I did finish 50,000 words in November, but I had to sacrifice too much for it to happen, including an actual story. No, I ended up with 50,000 words of chaotic background — and the realization that (A) NaNoWriMo isn’t for me and (B) I need to stop kidding myself and stick to Historical Romance. 

So, here’s the big news. I was accepted into the online Accountancy program through Southern Illinois University (SIU). Classes start in January. In order to keep up, I have to take 4 classes through SIU plus classes at Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC). I’m not terribly thrilled, while being ecstatic. I cannot wait to get back to school, and I cannot wait to be DONE. 

Between work and school, I am looking at a hectic schedule in 2016, and so, sacrifices must be made. I’m not giving up this blog, nor will I be giving up my Channillo page, but I will be scaling back. I will be posting on Channillo every Monday and here, every Wednesday. 

I have made only one writing commitment for 2016, and that is to finish Under the Mistletoe, including edits. To do so, I am going to follow the program Bryn Donovan is developing on her blog. And then, in 2017, I can repeat with the second book. 

I look forward to an excellent 2016, and I hope you will join me. 

As a last note, have you seen the Teatime Tattler today? I am the featured guest author! Let me tell you, this was fun! And nerve-wracking. I hope to do it again. And if you look, you will see that I committed to a publication in 2017. 

Happy Wednesday, lovelies. ❤️❤️❤️
(I’m trying to get this to post on Facebook. Please forgive the constant “updates”.)