I think stomach viruses are scarier than zombies. Or maybe even death.
At any rate, it's January, and the success rate for this year's Baker's Dozen is definitely a high point! In fact, I will be announcing yet another success story next week. It's funny, too, because Jodi and I really struggled this year to choose the entries. We still can't decide whether our critical eye has become more sharply honed, or if we're really just morphing into discontented old crones. Either way, it's satisfying to see the positive outcomes!
So, what does the year-on-the-blog look like? Here are some tidbits:
- We'll have our usual run of Secret Agent Contests: January, March, May, July, September, and possibly November.
- We'll have in-house critique sessions, which will be announced as they come up.
- I'm working on a SECRET NEW SOMETHING to take the place of the Baker's Dozen. No questions allowed. :)
- I also might be working on The Real Story. As in, Authoress Unveils. With photos, even. Not sure about the timing of this, but I'm starting to feel that the time to shed my anonymous skin is drawing nigh. I welcome your thoughts on this.
As always, I would love to hear your "wish list" for the blog. Feel free to share below.
Writing-wise, I'm plugging along on my when-will-this-ever-end WIP (close to 78,000 words and still not done). I've had to (gasp!) reset my end date, so the new target is February 1. Seriously, this thing is killing me. I'm trying to work on a revision of another novel at the same time, and you long-timers know that multitasking is not my strong point. Add editing client projects and All The Rest of Life About Which Authoress Never Speaks, and my January has felt a bit like a chokehold.
But, hey. THE DAYS ARE GROWING LONGER NOW. That "slowly heading toward spring" mentality can be quite a pick-me-up during the gray of winter!
Hugs and belated Happy New Year to you all. Let's make this year sparkle!