I can’t believe it’s been over three months since I posted anything on this blog! Life has certainly kept moving. I went to Niagara Falls, got the flu, started a novel for NaNoWriMo about a woman who unexpectedly finds out she’s pregnant, then found out at the end of the first week that I am pregnant and THAT has consumed my life ever since.
We found out today that it’s going to be a girl. It was kind of surprising because so many little things had pointed toward a boy, like a dream my boss had before I even knew I was pregnant and my obstetrician had even said “it sounds like a boy.” My brain had gone from thinking that I would have a girl to thinking I was having a boy and now it has to turn around again. The ultrasound tech seemed pretty positive but I know there’s still a chance she could be wrong. Crazy. This kid is keeping us on our toes already.
Writer’s group tonight got me thinking about what I’ve accomplished in the past year as a writer and what I want for my writing in the coming year. Basically, this past year, I journaled a lot, wrote a few poems, applied for a NYFA Fellowship, started a new novel for NaNoWriMo, started a writer’s group at my library and started this blog. In one way it was some very good steps forward and in another way it doesn’t seem like very much.
My concrete goals for this year are to get blogging again, edit my middle grade mystery novel and start submitting it again, and write my Pumpkin Time novel. My DREAM BIG goal is to become a stay at home Mommy novelist. Maybe I won’t achieve that before the end of the year, but I’m sure going to take steps in that direction. Hopefully some pretty big ones.