Friday, June 05, 2009

I’m Not Slacking…I’m Busy

I have been a busy little beaver. Entering contests, preparing a workshop for our chapter meeting in June, getting the house ready for the BF and his boy to move in has kept me hopping. I’m looking forward to a little down time but there’s no vacation for me until the first of July.

In the meantime I decided not to waste the momentum. I sat down and made a writing plan for the next six months. By the end of the year, if I can stick with the plan, I will have 4 completed manuscripts to market in the big bad world. I will also have 2 first drafts ready for revision and I also have the outline of the remaining books in the two series I have on the go.

I have a week off the first of August to spend with the BF and his boy in a cottage on PEI. My hope is to take a stack of books with me to try and put a dent in my ever growing TBR pile. It would help if I didn’t keep adding to it, but it’s not my fault. People keep writing these great books that scream to be read! What’s a girl to do?

Speaking of great books to be read,
Jennifer Haymore’s new book – A Hint of Wicked, came out on June 1st and I picked that up on Wednesday. Jennifer and I met online a few years back when we both belonged to the HisFic Critique group and we managed to meet face to face, along with another critique partner, Christine Wells, when we all converged on San Francisco for the conference. I’m so excited to see Jennifer's first book hit the shelves and it sounds like its going to be a great read! I can’t wait to dive into it.

But that will have to wait. For now, I have a To Do list the length of my arm and this afternoon I am taking off work to finish up my gardens (finally!). Then I get to start reorganizing rooms, purging and tossing and moving things to make room for the BF’s furniture.

I have a feeling the busy isn’t going to stop any time soon…


Melissa Marsh said...

Wow. You sound VERY busy! But making a plan to deal with it all is the way to handle it. :-)

Tess said...

Busy indeed. Congrats on your soon to be new house-mates :) And good luck with that writing plan!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have a great writing plan :)

Anne MacFarlane said...

Can't wait for your workshop this Saturday.

Good luck with all those writing contests and getting the house ready for male occupancy!

Patricia/Dixiebelle said...

Good luck with your plans, Kelly! Don't work too hard.

Anne Whitfield - author said...

Hope every plan you make comes good, Kelly!

How lovely to see Jennifer's book. She's done so well.

I always feel happy seeing former critique partners getting published. I know your turn is about to happen any day now!

Take care.

Toni Anderson said...

Sounds great, Kelly. Good luck with the schedule, and PEI! Sounds lovely. Hope the move goes well :)