Yeah yeah, I’ve been AWOL. What else is new?
Have you ever had one of those times in your life where you were so sure that things were settling down? I had that feeling earlier this year. And I made it pay off by finally finishing my first novel. Well, the first draft anyway.
That was big for me.
The rest of the year was looking good too. No volunteering, no schooling, no stressing. Just revising that book and getting ready to write the next one in the fall. I was feeling good and the outlook was clear as far as the eye could see.
And then I screwed it all up just like I always do.
I ventured into home buying and the crazy was back once again. A couple dozen properties viewed and two contracts later, I’m getting the keys to my very first home in less than 48 hours. It’s still settling in and I’m not sure it’ll feel real until I’m there and my stuff is there and it’s MINE.
But it feels good. I’m freaking a little, on the inside, but it’s good.
So my year didn’t go quite as I had planned. *shrugs* It’s still been pretty good. I managed to finish a first draft, get published in a magazine, and have a blast at Disney World attending the RWA conference.
That’s a pretty good year.
From now until the end of November is looking like the craziest six weeks and then I should be able to take a breath. By then, the house should be good and situated, we should have found a new routine, and my Golden Heart entry will be whirling its way through the mail.
With a few months left of 2010, how has your year turned out? As you expected? Nothing like you expected? Better than you expected? And are you ready for 2011? Something tells me it’ll be here before we know it.