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January 12, 2011

Real Life Gets in the Way by Gillian Archer

Filed under: Writing life — dangerouslysexy @ 04:00
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I haven’t been able to work on my writing as I should in a long time. Almost two months. My life has been a series of strange goings on lately. Our pipes have froze three times, each almost a week a time. We were snowbound for a week in December. And let me tell you, it’s not as romantic as it sounds, especially when we were boiling water like it was 1862. Plus our power went out Christmas Eve after we lost water for the third time.

So my writing suffered as a result. I had a hard time working on it when I was worrying whether or not our power was going to come on or if we had enough food stored up for our snowbound week or when/if our water was going to come on. What can I say? I’m a worrier and these past few months have been rough.

But it’s a new year—full of all the shiny hopefulness that entails. And this year will be different. This will be the year I’ll send out a completed, polished story for submission. This will be the year I’m published. This will be the year I dominate! 🙂 And hopefully this is the year we move back home to a place where building codes are enforced.

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  1. Each day is a new beginning. Give thanks and stay prayerful. It’s going to get better.

    Comment by Cornelle — January 12, 2011 @ 05:08 | Reply

  2. I feel your pain Gillian! Been there done that. If my New Year’s predictions have any merit the publishing world will add many new talents to the roster for 2011 and our names will be among them. My motto is and will always be: BELIEVE!

    Comment by Debbie Vaughan — January 12, 2011 @ 05:52 | Reply

  3. I think Debbie nailed it. ;D

    Comment by dangerouslysexy — January 12, 2011 @ 08:44 | Reply

  4. Awww, thanks you guys. I have adopted a decidedly positive attitude. I’m going to be published this year and I’m going to work my tail off to see that it happens 😉

    Comment by Gillian Archer — January 12, 2011 @ 11:22 | Reply

  5. I have no doubt you will reach your goal this year.

    Fingers crossed your pipes have frozen for the last time. Hey you could always write a sexy snowbound story out of it. LOL Yours wasn’t the stuff of fantasies but you are a writer after all sooo…. *grin*

    Comment by Lauren Fraser — January 12, 2011 @ 12:23 | Reply

  6. It’s like I have my own personal cheering squad! Love it. *cheesy grin*

    Lauren– Maybe I should make the sexy snowbound story a historical since I now also have experience there 😛

    Comment by Gillian Archer — January 12, 2011 @ 12:47 | Reply

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