I owe some emails, I know, but I'm finally beginning to emerge from moving hell and I wanted to pop in here with a post to that effect. I have missed blogging! I have missed everyone! I have missed writing!
The hard parts of the move are done for now, but there's more hard stuff to come in the future (job, house, unpacking, etc). We are in Alabama, experiencing Southern hospitality and wonderful food, enjoying the company of family, and finding the weather isn't all that bad after all. My feet are a bit miffed about having to wear shoes, but I'll adapt. 🙂 I've even managed to wear my flip flops a couple of times since being here (see, weather not bad).
I miss Hawaii, but not as badly as I thought I might. It's a great place, but it's small and after awhile the adventure factor drops to nil. Here, we've got so much to explore and experience that it's almost overwhelming. Like driving to Atlanta to get our car a couple of weeks ago. It was simply amazing to be able to drive so far in one direction on highways without tons of traffic (until Atlanta, of course, where the traffic became very thick; oh, and Birmingham, where the drivers all seem to be in training for Talladega).
My goals in the next couple of weeks are to get this blog back into shape, start working on my manuscript again, get in touch with the people who emailed me about critiquing (hope y'all still want to critique!), and just generally get back in touch with the writerly things I love to do. So look for updates to my profile and maybe a template and name change. 🙂
How about you? What have you been doing to get ready for the holidays? I love this time of year, whether I'm in the tropics or in a place where the grass is brown and the trees have no leaves (but it isn't cold, hallelujah!). It's about beginnings to me, starting a new year fresh, with new goals and plans and opportunities to accomplish dreams. So I'm really looking forward to a fresh start and having 2007 be the year I get some things done that I've wanted to do. I'm also looking forward to joining a new RWA chapter and meeting new friends, as well as keeping in touch with old friends and sharing in their writers' journeys.
Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka!
Welcome back! I missed you!
Thanks, Terry! I missed you too. 🙂 I hope to be more regular now that things are settling down. 🙂
Been checking here … glad to see you are doing well.
Hey, Cyn! It’s great to see you here. 🙂 I’ve been so out of touch for the past couple of months, and it’s been driving me crazy. Things are settling down, at least for a while. I’m sure it’ll change again when Mike gets a job and we have to start the house hunt.
Hi, Lynn. Hope you have a great RWA chapter there. If you can’t get to Nat’l in Dallas this year, plan to come to M&M in Atlanta in the fall. It’s a really good regional conference. Wish you’d called that you were coming to Atlanta, we might could have met for drinks or something. Maybe next time. 🙂
I think there’s a great chapter here, Carol! Heart of Dixie. I’m going to the first meeting on the 13th and I’m looking forward to it.
I sure wanted to get together, but I had my husband with me and he was on a mission, ha! Get car, get home. But now that I know the way to Atlanta, I’d love to come back and see more of the sights. 🙂 M&M sounds great too.
I’ll sure let you know if I’m coming back to Atlanta anytime soon.