I really need to get in a better habit of posting…but with so much going on in my life, I sometimes can’t get my brain to cooperate with me enough to simply sit down and write out a post.
But, we’ve come to a compromise and so here I am! But gosh!!! Where to even start?!?!
With so many wonderful things happening all around me, from many of my friends getting published, turning 30 (ACK!!!), to weddings, bouts of illness, writer conferences and me planning my FIRST international trip…it’s safe to say I’ve become beyond distracted and maybe a tad bit distant from those that I never wished to distance myself from. But I hope that along this journey that I'm on, I can rectify many of the wrongs I've done and re-establish those bonds I've come to cherish so much.
I will confess...there were many time over the past few years where it was very easy for me to play the “you’re not good enough game”, to become discouraged when all around me it seemed like all my friends were getting published, finding agents and signing movie deals. Life just seemed to be working out for every, BUT ME. For there I was...sporadic, at best, when it came to my writing, and my creative juices running dry at the most obscure of moments. Where the heck was my MOJO going anyway? I wish I could vacation as often as it did. But, in all truth, I truly began to question whether I had what it took to do this. To see my dreams through and to finally fulfill on so many years of expectations.
With three completed novels under my belt, a pile of rejections in both paper and email form, that spanned the last six years of my life…it just felt like the gleaming future I was so desperately fighting for just didn’t include…well, me.
But something happened in January of this year that completely propelled me to a place I thought I could never find again. With the pushing and support of my family and friends, along with the rather unexpected meeting of another fellow writer in my area…I’ve been thrust back on the path I thought was possibly never meant for me. Now I’m presently participating in a writing project with two other writers and feel as if I am more focused and determined than ever. PLUS, with a deadline looming before me, it definitely means ready or not, I’M COMING OUT!!! LOL! Especially, with my competitor’s cap FIRMLY in place and an excitement that I haven't felt for my writing in a long time. For those who are interested, I will be publishing (self-publishing), for the first time EVER this year, and will let the marbles fall where they may. It's time. No more holding back...this is something I want and I MUST release my fears and fight to fulfill my dreams.
Project #PUB2013 is DEFINITELY in EFFECT!!!
2013 has definitely started off to be a SPECTACULAR year! With TWO major events coming up that have me completely GIDDY with joy and excitement!
1. I’ll be attending UtopYA Con 2013, June 28- June 30 in Nashville, Tennessee. Crazy excited to finally put faces to names and mingle and meet some of the amazing people I’ve met on twitter.
And finally…*drum roll*
2. In August I will be making my first trip across the big pond…LONDON HERE I COME!!! Yup! That's right! I will be spending 8 glorious days in LONDON and can’t wait to see how quickly I can get the attention of SCOTLAND YARD! *wink wink* LOL!
So, that’s just a taste of all that is going on in my life. I’m pretty sure I will have quite a bit more to reveal as my first deadline approaches. But at the moment I’m trying to allow myself as few distractions as I can. To everyone who has continued to offer your love and support, I can’t express how truly touched and appreciative I am. THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!
To my TWEET pals…YOU GUYS ALL ROCK!!! Yes, I know, I have a lot of catching up to do...so let's get this party started!
Happy Writing & Happy Reading