03 January 2011

They're Called Goals, Not Resolutions

It's that time of year, and as a person who is too easily seduced by things like lists, I'm not going to start 2011 off with a list of my own. But I can't help the fact that the start of a new year makes people think of all the things they'd like to do in the upcoming year, or the fact that I'm one of those people.

My major goal, as relevant to this blog, is to resume my writing with vigor. To that end, I've added a little motivational tool to my blog to help me stay focused. As you can see from the progress bars to the left, I've got a new untitled work in progress -- a YA supernatural thriller. And I'd also like to have finished my rewrite of ANJIDIA -- which I've decided to break up into three separate novels -- by the end of this year.

Four full drafts is a mighty tall order considering I'll also be job-hunting and relocating, and whatever else life throws at me, but I'm more excited than intimidated. We'll see what the year brings. But I'll be working hard to bring the things I want to myself.

So what's your major goal for 2011? And how are you going to stay motivated?

02 January 2011

Here's to 2011

Well, well, well. Look who's back.

It's been a while, but trust that I never forgot about you all! My time in Korea was an intense experience -- one I wouldn't necessarily want to repeat, but am glad that I had. I'm hoping it'll only serve to help my writing (and job hunting) as I move forward. Only hindsight will tell.

I can't guarantee that my posts will be as regular as we'd all like, but I'll try to post some tidbits and photos of my time in Korea as well as updates about my job hunt/relocation. God-willing, you'll find them amusing. In the meantime, have a safe and happy New Year's weekend.

Oh, and here's a special message from my babies:

Virginia Sue and G.B. say, "Happy New Year!" or "Snap this picture fast, Mom, or we're out of here."
Much love,

New Year...

New look.

Stay tuned. I'm still getting my act together.