Wednesday, December 31, 2008


2008 is almost over. This is the last day and I’m sweeping it out the door; getting ready for the New Year. I’m thinking of 2009 the same way I begin a novel. A blank page is before me without a single word written on it. There is a thrill in wondering how it will evolve. Will it be exciting? Sensual? (hope so) Humorous? (hope so too) Whatever will be written on this new page, I plan to live every day to the fullest without any regrets.
What are your plans for 2009? Feel free to post your goals right here and let me know when you attain them. My writing goals are to finish the two novels I began during NaNo and to write two more mystery suspense as part of the South Padre Island series. Thanks to Candace Fitzpatrick for brainstorming the plot for one with me. I also plan to lose another 12 pounds (a pound a month) and to dance a lot.
Wishing everyone an opportunity to stretch and attain your goals.

Monday, December 8, 2008


After cranking out 63k words during NaNoWriMo, (the month of November) my brain has gone on hiatus. Actually, I think its free-floating in space and preparing for re-entry...OK, I'm being optimistic about the prepping for re-entry thing. Free-floating brain with trailing anxiety about all the things I "should" be doing. Is that better?

Should Numero Uno: Finish the (2) NaNo books...(duh!)

Should Numero Dos: Finish revising previous 2 novels until shiny.

Should Numero Tres: Go to bed early, wake up refreshed and start writing early in the morning (snort!) and not on and on into the dark of night.

Should Numero Quatro: While I'm at it, I should push back from the keyboard and go jog a few miles just to keep my thighs firm...Stop laughing! These are the only thighs I have.

Should Numero Cinco: I can't handle any more than cinco. I should send out the holiday cards this year and not find them in the arm of the recliner on Groundhog's Day...again.

I'll start with the first two, forget about the second two and at least stick the cards to the car in hopes that I drive by the Post Office before long.

In the meantime, I will be doing writing sprints with the main writing buds, wrapping up judging for two writing contests and critting with the critbunnies online. I hope that you are able to formulate such clear-cut and decisive goals to be carried out by the end of 2008...Get to it! You have all year to accomplish them.