Happy New Year! I hope you’re all doing well and recovering from the holidays.
We had a blast with our son this holiday season, his first real Christmas (last year he was barely sitting up). We did a family Christmas morning on the 23rd before we got on a plane to Albuquerque (where I grew up and where most of my family still is) and had a second Christmas there.
I love the holidays but it felt so good once it was all over, getting the tree out to the curb, putting the ornaments back in the garage for next year. I’m all about moving on to the next thing, no matter how fun the current thing may be. It’s been a blessing and a curse in my writing – it helps me keep moving because there are always new story ideas out there to chase, but it also makes it really hard for me to actually get things finished.
Speaking of finishing projects, I’m still working through Love Between Bites. This book has been rough for me. I’m in such a different place from where I was when I started writing this series almost two years ago that I’ve had trouble finding my way back to finishing it. Lots of sparkly new projects have tried to get what little attention span I have left these days and unfortunately I’ve followed them more than I should have. But these unfinished projects weigh on me too much and I know it’s best to push through and get the series done before I move on to what I really want to work on – The Paris Project.
So now I plow ahead.
I’ve gone through many variations of this storyboard but I decided it had all gotten so stale that I needed to trash everything and start from scratch. Now the writing begins (again). And hopefully I’ll still make my February deadline. Luckily I’ve got lots of good words I can keep for this new round.
We’re expecting some snow up here tomorrow – being locked in the house for a few days may just be a good thing for me. Nothing like cabin fever to make a girl write like the wind…
That’s about it for this month except to say that I hope you are all staying warm and having good luck with any resolutions you may have made! Cheers to a New Year!