Monday, February 17, 2014

A Very Late First Post of the Year

Hi all

Just wanted to give a quick hello and hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and new year!

OK, OK, I know, I'm a bit late. Lots going on these days.

First, I am still attempting to keep my writing going, although it gets tough to find the time. At the moment, I'm still shopping around one novel to agents, editing a second, and completely rewriting a third. Also, I've been working on some shorter writing again to get myself motivated when I get frustrated with the longer works, which is happening often these days.

Second, in order to find more time to write, I've been giving up a few of my writing activities. There was an online writing group I belonged to, full of some very talented writers, but I felt I didn't have the time I needed to devote to the group so I let it go. I have two other live groups I attend, and I'd love to continue with them, but I'll have to see how things go. If I feel I'm not giving those my all, then I may have to let them go as well. Also, I will not be attending any writers' conferences this year. While I feel I get a lot out of going to them, especially when I submit my writing for critique, I just can't afford to go to any at the moment.

Finally, as for my book blog, I hope to pick that up again soon, although I haven't had much time to read lately either. I promised myself I would review all the books I got from Book Expo America last year, however, and I intend to make good on that promise. It just might take a bit longer than I expected.

Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone know what's been going on on my end and to kick start some regular posting on my blog again. Hopefully when I post again I'll be in a better frame of mind, but so far this year hasn't been a good start for my writing. I'll keep pushing ahead though.