New Year’s Day

The sexiest man on the planet

I know, I know.  Its been awhile.  As most of you know, I subbed and entered contests this year.  Didn’t win anything and the first sub that I had was rejected and it devastated me.  I didn’t write or even read a book for almost a month.  I realize that’s part of the process but the rejection stung for alot of reasons that I won’t go into on this blog.

Here are a few of my goals for the upcoming year:

1.  Write more.  Sounds easy, right?  For me, its not.  I don’t see how some people write with a EDJ, marriage, kids and just life in general.  But I will do it this year.

2.  I am entering a contest for Decadent publishing.  Story is half finished and I need to finish it so I can turn it in by March.  

3.  Update this blog more often.  I don’t want to bore everyone to death with my ramblings, so I’ll try to keep it brief when I do.

4.  As most of you know, I joined RWA.  I did also join Passionate Ink through RWA.  I highly encourage any writer to check them out.  Great stuff over there.  Regardless of how you feel about RWA, Passionate Ink is a great chapter for support and encouragement.

5.  Lastly…isn’t Jon lovely.  ***sigh***  I’ve been in love with him since 1980 and that’s a long time.  :)

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Posted on January 1, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Harlie, sometimes it's good to walk away from writing. As long as you don' let yourself sick over guilt about it, and ALLOW yourself to break. You'll find the writing is so refreshed after that.And—hey—you entered contests, and that takes a lot more guts than I have, so GO, YOU!!Happy New Year to you! Wishing you a wonderful 2012! And Happy Writing!

  2. Best wishes to you! As you know, I took May-November off to tutor five kids in Reading and then was stuck in the edit cave from late June- present. But I did manage to write new words during the last two weeks of November, so breaks are good for recharging the creative batteries:)And le sigh….I love Jon…I've been singing his 'Blaze of Glory' and 'Wanted Dead or Alive' now for several months at karaoke. 'Bed of Roses' is coming up in the song titles, so hope I don't botch it!!

  3. I like your goals and I agrea, writing with a day job, family and life in general is hard but worth it. Keep pushing forward. We are on the same track, working towards the contract.I also love Jon, he has aged so nicely. Never gets old just looking at him.

  4. drop the blanket son. I got ya covered.seriously, lots and lots of luck to you this year! Are you doing the Western series thing for Decadent? great blog–I'll do a guest post or interview for ya if you want.cheersLiz

  5. Jon really does need to lose the blanket. ***sigh*** He is a beautiful man. Thank you for your supportive comments and yes, Liz I'm doing the western series thing for Decadent. I can't wait either.Marika (Harlie)

  6. Great goals…good luck with your writing! Keep at it!Happy New Year!

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