Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Look Back

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.


  1. Great attitude. Persistence is what we need to keep going when we're not even sure we'll get to the finish line. Seems like it's been an event-filled year for you.

  2. Thanks Joy! I'm hoping 2010 will be a bit calmer than 2009!