Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy Holidays!

I meant to blog last week.

I really did. Then I ended up on 5 planes, 1 with mechanical issues - luckily discovered before take off, and, well ... 5 planes, 4 states, lots of running from gate to gate and the interwebz did not see as much of me, nor I of it, as I'd have liked.

The other thing that is tough is the holidays and all those familial and friendish commitments that come up. So with that in mind, I'm just gonna go the no pressure route and call it good for the year.

I wish everyone and their familys health and happiness this holiday and into the new year. May you be safe, loved, and have plenty of time to enjoy your time together.

I'll be back after the new year!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Random Stuff Friday

1) I'm in the playoffs! This first year of ever playing Fantasy Football and my (randomly drafted) team finished the regular season in the #1 seat and we're in the playoffs! Woohoo! I stand a chance of winning! *knocks on wood* Not bad for beginner's luck, right?

2) I've been reading like crazy recently. The problem? I need to get some writing done. Like, 25,000 words worth of writing in the next week or so. It's just ... there are SO MANY fantastical reads to be read! Gah!!! What to do!! ... not that I'm procrastinating or anything... *whistles*

3) Netflix has spoiled me! The lack of commercials is a godsend! I love it! Especially since I have limited TV watching time (what with reading + writing + family + day job + etc... seriously, not that I'm procrastinating or anything),  no commercials = AWESOME ... here are some of the shows we've watched recently: Sons of Anarchy, Nikita, The Glades, and we're currently in the middle of Season 2 of Supernatural. Love that I don't have to wait days/weeks/months until the next episode! What are some of your favorite shows that I need to add to the queue?

4) They mentioned this on the radio this morning ... but with the end of the year coming ... does anyone actually remember their New Year's resolution? Did you follow through or did you lose steam somewhere between there and here? Just curious.

5) It's Margarita Night! Every few weeks, a few girlfriends and I get together and, well, have margaritas ... or (insert cocktail of choice here). Gives us a chance to catch up, have some girl time / talk, and just generally decompress. So with that in mind, *raises glass* margaritas for everyone!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Writing with One (or More) Direction(s)

Well based on feedback, you'll start seeing more of ... everything on the blog! Lol. It wasn't the direction I was thinking I'd get, but it's definitely not One Direction.

Speaking of direction, I've been working on a (sorta) new project. Wrapping up a first draft of a contemporary YA full of summer, funnel cake, and carnival rides. Herein lies the problem: it's so not summer outside and I've lost my direction a bit.

It takes me FOREVER to get my brain back in warm weather mode. I mean, it's December in Utah. Albeit, we've been a little lacking in the snow department, but it's not shorts and tanktop season by any means. I feel like the autumn and winter have misdirected me and now I'm floundering, trying to figure out where I was originally going.

So I'm hunkering down with all my summer songs and playlists, covering my desk with sunshine and carnival ride pictures, and hoping these last few thousands of words just write themselves ... ha! Well, you know what I mean!

What "One Thing" (haha, sorry, couldn't help myself!) do you do to help keep yourself going in the "write" direction? Music? Movies? Video games and tea parties?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Bloggerly Help ... Please??

I'm stumped.

Looking for some help out there.

I've been sporadic with my blogging recently and I'm trying to figure out how to change that. I really miss the interaction with the blogosphere, but at the same time, I'm trying to find something engaging to blog about, something that is helpful to followers, or even just interesting for a couple minutes of your time.

So I'm looking to you out there for some help!

What would you like to see more of on my blog ...

Writing related posts? Things about the process, my process, experiences, etc?
Reading related posts? Book reviews and recs? Author interviews?
Random stuff about cute animals?
Publishing related posts - links to where I stay caught up on what's going on in the biz?
Pictures of deliciousness in the way of hot eye candy and tasty treats?

You tell me! Help a girl out :)