The time has passed for counting hours and I'm done to looking at the minutes before the fall of Christmas day. This year has been such a roller coaster for me and it's impossible for me to decide what one thing had the greatest impact.
Challenges I've face:
January - started writing my first novel, The Evolution of Janie
February - began to seriously make plans to move to Colorado
March - faced a seven person panel for a job as a Science Skills Specialist, Calleigh turned 1!
April - started position as Science Specialist and went from teaching 20 kids in my classroom to working with over 80 teachers and three elementary campuses
May - began interviews with Colorado Schools
June - accepted a teaching position in Colorado Springs, Dad got sick
July - left Houston and began a new life in the Springs, my sister Penny got married, finished my first draft of The Evolution of Janie. Married four years!!
August - started my new job!
Septmeber - first round of rejections from agents
October - began a complete overhaul of The Evolution of Janie based on feedback from a wonderful agent and reviewers from tNBW
November - Nano took over and Songbird began, finished Nano, but still working on Songbird
December - Working on Evolution and Songbird
So where does that leave me? Well, with six days to go I have about four or five chapters of Songbird to complete. It was my goal to have it done and I will. Failure is not an option and January 1st will be my first day of editing and revising.