Monday, December 20, 2010

Thoughts on the year...

Winter break has always been a time of relaxation for me. A chance to recharge and revive. This year it's also a time for me to look back on all the amazing events of the last year.
  • I began the National Board process. This can take up to three years, and is a very intense process.
  • I planned a wedding. This has been an amazing journey. It has challenged me in ways I never would have imagined, but I have come out stronger for it.
  • I continued to turn my condo into a home. Ray replaced all the lighting in the condo, creating a more warm and welcoming feel.
  • I finished and polished my YA novel, and began work on another Contemporary novel. While the first begins to make the submission rounds, the second is about 1/4 the way done. This is my 7th or 8th manuscript (it's getting hard to keep track people).
  • My writing support group morphed and grew, and I can now count some of the most amazing women, writers, and people as my friends. I love you all! (and yes, you know who you are).

As the year 2010 draws to its close, take a moment and think about all the blessings in YOUR life. It's so easy sometimes to glom on to the negative, but the positive has so much more power.


Friday, December 10, 2010


Are you sure it's December? What do you mean it's almost the middle of the month? Yikes! So much to get done, and I'm not even talking Chanukah, since that ended yesterday. Nope, we're talking finishing touches people. The wedding is so close I can see the lights of it shining over the horizon. They are big, red, and flashing lights, warning me not about marriage, but about the myriad of tiny little details I need to put on this thing.
Details that frankly no one will notice if they are or aren't there. That's probably why I've left them this long. I'm not a detail person, I'm more of a big picture kind of gal.

How about you? Do you like to focus in on the minutae? Or are you more of a whole shebang kind of person?