Can you believe it? It’s been almost a year since Lauren was born… and wow, what a year it’s been!

I’m feeling really excited at the moment… because I know that in the next few days I’m going to begin querying agents. Squee!

Because the kitchen is almost operational. YAY!

Because I get to start a new novel soon. Woo!

And just because life is so darned good at the moment. I’m feeling really blessed and energized lately, thanks in a large part to all the wonderful writer friends I have around me. You are all wonderful individuals.

Oh, and I’ve decided to be a good girl and wait til November… which is okay, there is a lot of reading and lots of short stories to tie up first, including hopefully my entry into Au Contraire’s Anthology competition. If you’re a kiwi writer, get working! There is plenty of time until the deadline, and it’s a great way to support spec-fic in NZ.

I sorted out a new NaNo account as well, being that my old one… well, it’s not really me anymore! So you can find me here. If you are participating this year, friend me 🙂


5 days left of the month!

Oh man, where has the time gone? I feel like this last year has shot by so fast with all the different things happening in my life. It’s certainly been jam packed, and doesn’t sound like its going to slow down any time soon either.

We had a difficult sleep patch yesterday which meant that in the end I gave up and let her fall asleep on me and wasn’t able to get any revision stuff done. I did read through both the synopsis and the new ending again, and was pleasantly surprised but unable to really do much one handed, I opted to start reading through Branwen again.

It’s so strange jumping back into that world, considering that it was begun more than two years ago now. I can see that my writing has come a long way since then, though the story is still engaging and reasonably well told I am pretty sure that it’s going to need to be completely rewritten. Which is okay, I think it deserves the time and attention to getting it done right. It will be even more interesting reading through the second novel, Ayden, because I was tackling a much larger cast. I can already pick up on the threads that need strengthening and have been pleasantly surprised to find them in place in the first novel when I had no idea that the idea was going to span more than just the one book.

I’m really looking forward to beginning the third novel. Without even looking at book two I remember exactly where I left off and what was to come. I love these characters, and I have such a great time when writing them, nothing else really matters when you have that pure enjoyment in the writing of a story. Ah, it’s going to be a blast, even though some of them won’t make it out alive.

Anyway… that brings us to today! She’s sleeping now and I’ll be getting on with the work very soon. The end of the month is approaching fast, and while I don’t think I’ll be ready to start querying just then, it won’t be long after. So exciting.