Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year

Well, I didn't get GHOSTLY LIAISON completed in 2011. That was basically my one and only goal last year (set back in the summer, since I didn't start the book until April 1st). Ah, but today looks to be promising!

My hubby and I will be spending our afternoon at Buffalo Wild Wings (to watch the Steelers game, since the Bengals game sold out and is shown on local TV). I always write well there. Don't know why, that's just the way it is.

My husband said he'll buy me a drink if I finish the first draft today. Sure, he'd buy me a drink if I just asked for one, but I don't ever ask for one (well, not normally, anyway). And the good thing is, I want that drink today. Not for the drink itself, but for what it represents.

I'll let you know how it turns out.

Last night was very nice, though we didn't get home until 1:30. We spent the evening with our friends (in Columbus – thus the late hour home), had a wonderful dinner and played Pinochle. We haven't played that in years. It was fun, too, especially since us girls beat the guys (549 for us, -2 for them – oh yeah, we pummeled them).

Now it's a new month, a new year. I have no definite goals set for this year. I'm sure I'll start (and hopefully) finished Book #5. It just depends how long I take in editing/revising Book #2 (sequel to #1) and Book #4. I know that if I ever get that agent, I need to have all my books ready to go, because you just NEVER KNOW! I've seen other writers get multiple book deals. It could happen to me, but it won't if I don't have anything to offer.

So this year won't be any different than last. Write, write, write will continue to be my mantra. I'm so glad I found this passion in my life, because there was a time when I wondered if I had any at all! It sure makes life more fun (and I think my husband is enjoying the new me, too!).

2012 looks to be a GOOD year. Hope it does for you, too.


B.E. Sanderson said...

You can do it! =o)

And have fun watching the Steelers game. I'll be watching it from way over here in CO - if any of the stations here are smart enough to carry it (which means only if the stupid Broncos aren't on).

The Happy Whisk said...

Very nice post, Stacy. Personal and interesting. Wishing you all the best of writing in the coming months.

Stacy McKitrick said...

B.E. - Came damn close to finishing. Still not there, but only one scene left! Oh, and I did enjoy the Steelers game. Would have liked to have seen the Bengals win so we could have had home field, but we're in the playoffs. That's the important thing!

Whisk - Thank you for your kind words. They made me smile.