Friday, January 1, 2010

That was SO last year!

Okay, now we can say it.

Sparkly vampires? That was so last year, darling!

Writerly angst on agent/editor websites? So last year.

Obsession with interactive character websites? Last year.

Runaway beagles? Last year.

Too much chocolate? Last year.

Procrastinating? Last year.

This year...

I turn forty.
I stop doubting myself.
I finish the dratted manuscript.
The dog decides he's got it good and stays. in. the. yard.

So, what is "So last year" for you?

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 This I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:

Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him." 

~ Lamentations 3:19-24

* * * *  Happy New Year!  * * * *

Stupid Dog Update 1:55 p.m.
The beagle decided to scale the fence while he was still tied.  Thankfully, the picket broke and he didn't hang himself.  Time for a drink for me, and a dose of melatonin for him.


Wandering-Quill said...

Howdy :)

I read your work on Ray's blog, which I frequent, and very much enjoyed it. There is stuff to work on there, but me--seriously picky fantasy reader--enjoyed it enough that I wanted more.

which is kind of why I'm commenting. lol. You said something about wanting feedback and needing a writerly critique group...

I'm a part of a "core group" of spec fiction writers that beta read each other's stuff, line-edits, you name it.

I'm not sure how comfy you are with the idea of posting up parts of your work, or for that matter, getting beta readers, but if you are...

let me know. I'd really like to help out, because I know what it's like to NOT have someone to discuss writer issues with, and because I'd like more of the story. I'm an editor at heart. ^_^

And forgive for lengthy comment post. :)

Michelle Gregory said...

i have something for you on my blog. happy new year.

Christine H said...

Dear Wandering Quill,
I definitely would be interested in something like that. I'll get in touch with you about it further when I have time. I don't know how much writing I'll be doing this semester. I'm hoping to find a way to work it into my schedule, but somehow teaching has a way of filling every waking moment.
Thank you so much! I'm also going to try an offline writer's group, by the way. The first meeting is Jan. 12th. We'll see how it goes.