Wednesday, February 12, 2014


*dusts blogger off*

Wow! It's been toooooooo long since I've posted! I don't know about you but I am ready for winter to be over already. All this cold weather has made me hibernate and procrastinate and here I am after a month (a month!) of no posts! Life for my family has been a mixture of changes and adjustments lately. As I've mentioned before, my husband and I have been having a house built. They started work on it in October and now (on Valentine's Day) it will finally be finished and we will be getting the keys!! Yay! We are super excited and our girls are happy too. They can't wait to have the entire upstairs to themselves and start making friends in our new neighborhood. 

Another thing that's been happening is (drum roll please) I GOT A JOB!! Yes, that's right. After 10 years of being a stay at home mom I have finally decided to go back to work and I completely lucked out with a job working for the city. The pay is amazing, the hours are nice and the benefits are wonderful. It's not hard work and I really enjoy my coworkers as well as the public I get to interact with each day. This change has gone pretty smoothly with my girls which is such a relief. I wasn't sure how they would handle me not being available all the time but they have exceeded my expectations. I am truly blessed and thrilled to be entering into this new chapter of my life. 

I just realized the other day that it's been a year since I started this blog and first got on Twitter. I can't believe it! Time sure does fly. My tiny steps into social media couldn't have gone better. I've had fun and made many wonderful connections over both this blog as well as through my followers. It's not a lie when people say the writing community is supportive and lovely-they truly are!

As for my writing, well that's a slow go. I've got a handful of fulls and queries and a couple of R&Rs out so I am constantly checking my email hoping for some good news. I got a rejection on one of my R&Rs today that was so lovely and helpful. I am tremendously grateful for that agent's feedback. Her suggestions and notes were well thought out and from the heart. I think once I hear back from more agents I will re-read DEFENSIVE GUN with fresh eyes and see how I can improve it. I believe in that story and want to give it all I possibly can so that others can hopefully one day read it. I'm also itching to start a new WIP so as soon as things slow down for us with my job and the move to the new house, I will be diving right in!

I haven't been doing much reading lately but I put like 5 books on hold at the library the other day and I can't wait to get them in an get lost in another writer's story. Reading brings me so much joy and with all this cold weather and the craziness of life, joy is just what I need!

Thanks for stopping by and reading!! Let me know what's going on with you in the comments below (: