Monthly Archives: January 2015

A New Year, A New Start, A Dead Computer?!?!

As you may have read in my last blog post, with the start of a new year, came a renewed sense of purpose.  I didn’t set a “New Year Resolution” per se, but simply a promise to myself to read more, write more and blog more.  The reading is going well so far, one down and started on the second.  But, the writing stalled a bit when my computer died on me about a week ago.  Luckily, the new one I ordered should be arriving tomorrow so I can get back on track.

Well, I’ll make this short and sweet because it’s getting rather late and I need to get up for work in the morning (although, technically, it already is the morning).  Plus, I didn’t really have a point to this blog post, other than to say: “Boo, dead computers.  “Yay, new computers!”  🙂

Thanks for reading!


Currently reading:  Bound by Kate Sparkes


A New Year, A New Start (Again…)

2015 New Year

Well, it’s that time again.  Time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year.  Time to make resolutions that will probably be forgotten by month’s end.  I’ve gone through this myself many times, and not just at the beginning of the year.  Last April when I started this blog, I was determined to move forward with my writing and hold myself accountable.  I posted semi-regularly, including my current goals.  When I was unable to reach those goals, I dropped them from the blog posts, and when I stopped working on the story I was writing at the time, the blog posts stopped too.  I guess I was too embarrassed to post about my writing, when I wasn’t currently doing any.  As November approached, I was looking forward to NaNoWriMo, which I had tried a couple years before and had failed dismally.  However, things got crazy at work near the end of October and just did not have the time or energy for writing.

So, although I took a rather long break from writing and blogging and didn’t even attempt NaNo, I actually did more writing in 2014 than in any other years.  I also started this blog and continued studying the craft of writing, through podcasts and other blogs.  Also last year, I did one other thing that I had not been brave enough to do before–show my writing to other people.  So, all in all, I feel 2014 was a successful one, and although it ended somewhat with a whimper, I have hope for 2015.

Now’s the time for the New Year’s Resolution right?  Well, I won’t try to quantify my goals this year, to pick a number of words to write each month, or pick a number of books to read this year.  I will simply strive to write more, read more and blog more and I’ll leave the resolutions at that.  Hope you all have a wonderful 2015, and thanks for reading!