Monday, January 3, 2011

After the Hiatus

Well, it only took me seven months to come back to this blog. I could go through a litany of reasons why I stopped writing the blog, but excuses won't serve anybody any good, so suffice it to say I was gone for a while and now I'm back - hopefully to write in this blog a lot more, just as hopefully I'll be writing a lot more, in general.

2010 was an interesting year for me, full of changes, and it's looking like 2011 is going to be much the same. Last year I wrote a novel, which, although it has been delayed for reasons out of my control, is still looking like it's going to get published sometime this year.

I moved out to Vancouver Island in May of 2010, which was a big change for me. Going back to school has been an interesting experience, and I learned that I'm a lot better at it than I originally thought...when I apply myself, that is. However I also learned that school is very expensive and the government doesn't like you when you move back in with your parents. Which means that I can't afford to keep going for now. The downsides are that I can't afford to keep going to school and have to get a full-time job again, but the upside is that I'll be doing a lot more writing again.

Key Publications is doing their Vicious Novel Writing Month contest again this year and I've opted to try and write another 50000 word mini-novel in January. If anything it'll keep my writing habits going and keep my mind sharp for February where I (hopefully) get started on the sequel to 'Hearts', unless I get wrapped up in this new story idea I have about psychics...

So that's the gist of 2010. My resolution is to write this blog at least once a week, not to mention all of the other resolutions I've stacked on there (most of them to do with writing, of course)! I'll let you know how my projects and ideas are going, and occasionally talk about my personal life, as well. You have to vent somewhere, right?

Well here's to 2011, everyone! It is my goal to maintain the same level of incurable optimism that I've held over the course of my life, especially when it comes to writing. Oh, and wish me luck with ViNoWriMo this year! I'm only 6000 words behind right now...shouldn't be a big deal, right?

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