Saturday, December 31, 2011

Watching the Whole World Wind Around and Round

This year really got away from me. It seems like every time I turned around, another week was gone and my list of things I didn't get accomplished grew to disasterous proportions. It was easy to get caught up in the cycle of falling short and beating myself up. I went through that wringer far too many times for my liking in 2011.

When I sat down to write this post, I honestly thought I wouldn't have many good things to say and it would be a bit of a downer. Until I did a bit of bookkeeping and a bit of soul searching and realized how much I had to be grateful for this year. 34 publications. Somehow, that number completely got by me. I would have guessed it was a quarter of that. That's how distorted my view has become. My perspective seems to have taken a holiday this year, which is something I most certainly have to fix in the new year. As for my work in the coming year, my goals are to keep writing and hope that people enjoy it. Everything else is just window dressing.

I'm so proud of the work I've done this year, a fact that has all too easily gotten lost in the shuffle of life's everyday frustrations. Far too often I let the mundane and trivial angst of life cloud my enjoyment of things. So, I guess that is another thing for me to tackle in 2012.

The only things I'm really wishing for in 2012 is a little more peace, a decent sale price on our house and to spend some more time in Australia. It would be nice to have a few things published as well. If I can have that, I'll be a happy girl.

So, farewell, 2011. It was nice. And, not so nice. But, I wouldn't really change a thing.

Happy New Year everyone!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Seeing the Good When It's All Going Bad

I can't believe it's less than a week until Christmas. It hardly seems possible that 2011 is almost over. Where did the time go? It seems to slip away faster and faster all the time. I used to think that phenomenon was a myth, but I have turned into a believer. I'm hoping to get a few more things accomplished before the end of the year, but with all that's going on, it might be tough.

There are precious few Man Candy days left in the year as well, which sucks. But, I'm trying to make the most of them. Back to work now. Although, I'd like to stay here and just look at him for a little bit longer.

Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm Trying To Hold It On, Feel The Best in My Doubt

Another week gone, another gorgeous piece of Man Candy. It is hard to believe that it is almost the middle of December. The time is going by so fast. At least I'm done Christmas shopping. My current WIP is starting off a bit slowly, but I'm feeling good about it. Hopefully I'll have time to work on it before the craziness really sets in.

As a side note, my story, Shirts vs. Skins, is in the newly released collection, Boys of Chi Omega Chi Kappa: Freshman Initiation. Who doesn't love a little naughty, hot college man on man action before the holidays?

Well, back to work. Hope you all have a good week.

Monday, December 5, 2011

We Should Have Each Other With Cream

So, all in all, it was a really good weekend. Despite being struck down last Sunday with my first cold of the year, I managed to have a great time at the Mothership, did some Christmas-type stuff and saw some friends.

But, the big news of the weekend was the release of my novella, Left of the Dial. I'm really proud of this one and I hope everyone runs out and buys a copy. Or two. It would make an excellent and reasonably priced Christmas gift.

I also got word that my last novella, The Right Wrong Turn, is #9 on the Amber Allure Best Seller list for November. Color me stoked, chuffed and totally happy!

The next project is underway. I hope you enjoy the Man Candy and your week. Now, if I could just get rid of this cough.