Happy First Day of 2015! Which, I realize, for some of you came yesterday. Freakishly weird time zone math.
I totally missed Wednesday. A head cold I had felt earlier in the week managed to sucker punch me, and I spent the day wrapped in a quilt, huddled on the couch. Which for me is very unusual. And difficult. It tends to make me a wee bit cranky. But I couldn’t focus on anything, my throat was scratchy, and I didn’t have enough energy to concentrate. So I cocooned with copiuos amounts of honeyed green tea and lemon water, and today I feel remarkably better. Still a bit stuffy, but my eyes are working. That’s a good thing. And my grey matter seems to be functioning–well, maybe not at 100% but closer than yesterday.
So, my WIPpet. Let me open The Adorned and see what I can scrape up for you… Ah, here we go. I’m going to give you 32 words–31 for the date, and one extra because tomorrow is the 1st.
“So.” Roe rocked on the balls of her feet, hands clasped behind her back to keep them out of trouble, eyes looking everywhere except directly at Fader. “Your circumstances have changed now.”
Those of you who are on WordPress were sent your Year in Review, a compilation of stats for your blog. One little tidbit from my stats: seems if my blog were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances to equal the number of views it received over the past year. The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people, and I received about 8,600 views.
The stats also list the top five commenters. No surprise that 4 our of the 5 were awesome WIPpeteers. What surprised me (okay, only a little) was the top commenter. Tess over at How the Cookie Crumbles took the top spot. If you haven’t been to Tess’s blog, you really need to check it out. I snagged this blurb from her About Me page:
I’m a single grandma to two little girls (and have been a merry divorcee for 25 years) but I’ve been so busy I’ve hardly noticed. Living on my own without having to check with anyone has become a habit. I’ve made my choices and am not complaining. I just want to keep on rocking (I don’t mean the chair, I mean TO the MUSIC!) When I leave this earth, it will not be with a whimper. I hope to go kicking and screaming OR singing loudly, IF I can remember the words. I hope it will not be for a long time yet; I hope my health allows it. Till then, I want to s-q-u-e-e-z-e out as much living as I can. Join me?
Tess isn’t even a fantasy fan, and yet she keeps hanging out here. I may be a bad influence. Hee, hee. If you need something to add to your TBR list (and who doesn’t) Tess has contributed to two anthologies: Slices of Life and Palpable Imaginings.
And now, for those who are wondering, a quick update. Haven’t gotten as much done on my break as I hoped. EoD plods along, still owe reviews..I did, however, make a decision on Driev’s tale. I’m going to try and finish the synopsis and submit to a few more agents who are at the top of my list. Unfortunately, that’s on hold until I finish EoD. Soon. Very soon.
What’s in store for 2015? Who knows. The completion of The Darkness & Light Trilogy, of course. Moving forward with Driev’s tale in one form or another. Hopefully The Adorned will see publication. And I’d like to get to those other projects lining up on my board.
Other than that…life, in all it’s varied and sundry forms.
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