Blogging hasn’t been high on my list of priorities lately. Has anyone noticed? * sigh * I didn’t think so. That’s okay. I’m going to use a variant of the Field of Dreams mantra. Write it, and they will read… eventually–or something like that.
I did finally make it to “The End” of Return to Paradise, but the last half just didn’t feel right. Something kept telling me I just didn’t have it quite right. Then over the weekend a light bulb moment had me scrambling for paper and pencil. More revisions, which isn’t so bad. I kind of like revising. My revelation will give the reader a lot more sympathy for the heroine. With this, she can get away with more, and the HEA will have more impact. This makes me happy.
This weekend I attended my local RWA chapter’s annual C-Mas potluck. During the festivities, we handed a microphone around and everyone stood up and told what writing goals they’d met this year. As I sat there, trying to remember all that had happened this year, I was amazed at the goals I had met.
- Attend monthly GRW meetings, check (only missed 1 all year).
- Enter GRW’s March workshop. check
- Attend Moonlight and Magnolia’s conference. check
- Write my 3rd book. Return To Paradise check
- Enter the Maggie: check – big time! WON the short contemporary category with Return To Paradise. It was also awarded 2nd place in the Heart to Heart and garnered a partial request. Woo-hoo!
There were other, lesser ones that I didn’t mention at the meeting – like keeping my website updated, blogging more than in 2004 (like that was difficult – lol), volunteering in GRW and on-line groups, and entering other contests.
All in all, I had manuscripts final in 4 contests
Not too shabby, eh?