Wow! I'm not even going to lie...I've seen this award on other blogs and I always get a teeny tiny bit envious. It's such a pretty award and now I get to display it on my blog! *squee!* Do you see how easy it is to make me happy? Thank you Liza over at Middle Passages for choosing my blog out of the big ol' blogosphere. It's always an honor. Check out Liza's blog too!
Now, the official rules state that I'm to find fifteen more bloggers to award this to, but Liza absolved me of having to follow the rules. So for now, I will link to as many as I can and of course I've linked back to Liza, who truly does have an amazing blog.
Now on to other Monday type of business...
I've put myself on a new schedule.
We shall see if this works.This time it will work. You see, in my house, with the variety of ages in my children and the court jester disabled, schedules are sort of...unscheduled. I mean, we don't know what we are doing tomorrow, usually, until tomorrow comes. We try...it just never seems to happen. We tried having a schedule before of times for me to write and that definitely did not work. So, we're trying a new one. It goes like this:
Mon-Fri: Blog, it is helpful to me creatively, it's like the warm-up before you start jogging
Mon, Wed and Fri: Add 1000 to 2000 words in my new WIP, Stolen Years
Tues and Thurs: Light editing of Nano Project, Addiction and Critiques for my group, add new words in Stolen Years.
Sat and Sun: Organize any notes into my nifty and FREE MemoMaster, Catch up on reading
Some of the best advice I've ever read, that would
smack me back into reality gently remind me that if you want to be published, just write a book and you're done it's work and it's a job you must put effort into. Write every day, feel like it or not. If you want to be successful you will find or make the time to write every day. You will make the time to read. You will make the time to network/blog/tweet (omg, I do not understand tweetering)
Now, I've done well with the consistency of writing every day. Nano really helped me with that, too. However, everything else seems to be shuffled to the side or forgotten and it really bugs the OCD in me that is often stuffed away. Hence...the new 'schedule'. I'll keep you updated.
Random thought: I'm growing impatient. I really want to query....I want to query so badly I'm thinking of digging out my picture books and trying to find an agent with them. I'm very proud of all my fellow agented bloggers, querying and submitting bloggers...but, uhm, you make me a little jealous. I find myself pushing harder and harder and then doubting myself more. What do you think?
So, I have some writing to do...what about your Monday?