Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hello, Again

Wow, but it's been a while! What has everyone been doing? How have you been?

I thought it might be time to post again, since it's been a month. It's crazy. I have all these intentions to do things but being Mommy trumps them all. Right now, being Mommy takes most of my time and energy, whatever is left being for my husband and the rest of the family.

For example, we've been redoing the kitchen these last few weeks, starting with sanding, cleaning and painting the cabinets. We went so far as to get new hinges along with new pulls. It's all finally been put together and I participated in about 5% of the project, all consisting of help with the design because I've had one or two boys in my arms. (The pic is of my hubby and the boys - there's one of me with them, but it's in Kris' phone, so out of reach at the moment.)

On the writing front, I haven't done much word count wise, but I have made some lovely decisions regarding my WIP. I've been struggling with the re-write for months and I think I have a new outline going that will work beautifully. Now I only have to hash it out on paper, then wrestle the WIP into submission. Whenever I get time, that is.

I have been able to get a bit of reading done, though again, not as much as I suspected I could once I acknowledged I couldn't spend all that time on writing. Constant interruptions mean a bit of re-reading and pauses, but the books get done. This is something I will definitely be trying to squeeze more of into my day since my lovely hubs bought me the Hunger Games Trilogy in hardcover just this past week.

To be honest, I can't imagine why I thought adding a new baby into the mix wouldn't mean a crazy amount of adjustments for my family, my writing, and any other activities. I think I may have been intentionally misleading myself on the issue so the thought of a newborn wasn't so daunting. Of course, now that he's here, I wouldn't have it any other way.

So enjoy this post, my friends. At this point, we can't know when there will be another one. ;) I have high hopes, though, that things will get back into a swing pattern soon enough.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday Blog Hop

I'm joining in the Wednesday Blog Hop hosted by Nicole Pyles over at Writer's Imagination. Check back every Wednesday to join in the fun.

Welcome back to Writer Wednesday Blog Hop! If you are a returning hopper, welcome back! If you are new, welcome to the fun! As usual, we have three hosts for the blog hop, so that means more the awesome-ness for you bloggers out there. And while you're here, make sure you grab a button

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1) Follow your other blog hosts: World of My Imagination , A Writer Weaves a Tale..., and A Writer's Muses

2) Follow at least three other blogs (if you post your link early, make sure you come back and check out the other blogs)

3) Let the person you followed know that you are following their blog

4) (Optional...sort of): Tweet about the blog hop! (Use hashtag #WWBH and #WW when you do!) - Thank you to all of you who have featured this hop on your site!! I really appreciate it!

And all you do is link up below! You can link up your writing site, your blog, your twitter account, or your facebook page. We're flexible, and I know my other awesome hoppers are too. We're a cool bunch.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Contest Winner

With February over, there's a winner to choose. With only 2 comments, there was a 50/50 chance for either to get the prize. Using, the lucky lady is --

Nicole Pyles

Congratulations! Thank you again for your comment. I sent you a message on G+ to find out which gift card you prefer.

Thanks to Chelle as well for her comment. It was a fun month. I look forward to another story hop and another contest.

Kalli's Story - Week 4

Welcome to the first Blog Story Hop! We have 4 weeks lined up with 4 different authors ready to spin you a tale. Ready?

              Part Four is here. :)

Want to know how it all ends? Vicki Orians is ready to show you.

Missed the first three installments?

And remember to comment here at Chasing Revery for a chance to win an Amazon or B&N gift card.