Quote of the Moment

"Magic comes from what is inside you. It is part of you. You can't weave together a spell you don't believe in." - Jim Butcher

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Back from the Dead!


OK, maybe not from the dead, but definitely from baby-brain pregnancy land. :p

The end of my pregnancy was a bit of a rollercoaster - I won't get into it, as I'm sure the long-winded telling of it would put everyone to sleep (if anyone visits my blog anymore - it's been so long since I've posted!). To sum it up, I'm now a mommy. :D Here is a picture of my little girl.

Now, back to writing! In between taking care of the little one, I've actually been starting to get my feet wet again. I'm participating in a critique group (and I am also trying to get a short story critique group going for SHU-Writing Popular Fiction people, but that doesn't seem too successful right now). I also managed to write 900 words to the beginning of another Fate story - which I then promptly decided I need to revise it before I move on, which is something I never do, but I am just THAT rusty.

So, little by little I'm getting back into the swing of things (is this a cliche ridden post today, or what?). Hopefully I'll start submitting queries again soon, as well as circulating my short stories. I still have one query I never received a response to, and a short story that didn't get a response either (or a response to the query of the status after it was sitting there for 6 months...now it's been 9 months...). I also need to work on Shepherd of Dreams some more, including figuring out a better title!

My life right now is taking care of the baby girl, trying to squeeze in some writing time, and attempting to clean this house so my study no longer is a storage room and I can actually use it to write. Ha! I'll update more often, I promise...unless catastrophe strikes. We'll hope that it won't. :p

Happy writing all!