Thursday, December 31, 2009

Approaching The New Year

Morning All!

Thank you so much for the "feel better soon" wishes. I appreciated them, and thank you, I am doing better today. :-) Hopefully my dad is, too.

My house needs dusting. How do I know this? I've sneezed about 5 times this morning and I can feel my eyes welling up with that "teary-allergy feeling". Oh well. Just one more resolution, uh, I mean goal, for the new year. (For seeing what I mean by "goal" as opposed to "resolution" check out Marsha's blog post).

Yesterday, despite everything, I reviewed an unfinished story I haven't looked at in awhile. It's not too bad, it just needs some tweaking and finishing.

Ideas are going along for a story of mine, but I have to figure out if they fit with the story (the way it currently is) first.

But at least I'm making some progress. I did some editing on the prologue to Surreal. I hope to get through chapter 1 and so on before too long. I feel like I've spent so much time working on perfecting the prologue and the rest of the story really needs my attention (although, I have done a little editing on parts of the rest, as well). But a long way to go. There's thirty something chapters and almost 500 pages worth of manuscript and the word count needs slicing, but so far, I've been able to cut the word count down, so I'm feeling positive about it coming together. It's just slow going.

2009 was a pretty good year. There were some rough spots, but that seems to be the usual for pretty much every year. I guess my philosophy about each year is the same about each age I turn. Every age (year) brings good/bad/hard or easy things to it, it's a matter of enjoying each year and trying to make the best of it (I'm not perfect at that, but I do recognize that there's a lot of great things that happen to me throughout the year)...such as finding the local chapter of the RWA, joining the RWA and the local chapter. It's pretty exciting. As well as attending the Todd Stone Conference, and a variety of other things, including keeping up with this blog.

My hope is that your New Years is full of many blessings and graces and wonderful things!

Have a very happy new year!


Have A Thrilling Thursday!


Marsha Sigman said...

Happy New Year, Bethany! 2010 is going to be an awesome year!

Bethany said...


Thanks! Same to you. :-)