Journal

Looking Back at 2014

Nesting Season
[ photo: Nesting Season by Pat Gaines CC ]
It’s been a busy year over here, but writing wise, things have been a little slower than normal. It was back to book research and editing for the first 6 months. I finished another two drafts of the historical novel I wrote a couple years ago, and sent it off to beta readers. I haven’t had the chance to do the last round of revisions it needs quite yet.

In the meantime we started looking for a house, and that ate up most of our weekends until we finally moved into a new place in the summer. That also meant renovations, and shopping for furniture.

As soon as we moved in, I also found out I was pregnant. It was rough for the first 5 months, and included a brief stint in the hospital, and complications from medication. It’s really hard to find motivation to write when even water makes you throw up (morning sickness is a misnomer – it should really be called all day sickness).

But life never stops, does it? A short story of mine came out this year, and I was a panelist at my first SFF con.

I’m feeling a lot better these days, with only the normal complaints of pregnancy (which are surprising and numerous), so I’m happy! I’m taking it a lot easier than I usually do that is a strange adjustment to make, but my body is thankful for it. Right now, nesting instinct has totally taken over, and I keep wanting to clean the house. LOL

Next year, I expect I’ll have to play it by ear. I’m not sure how things will go or if I’ll have time to write at all. It will be different, that’s for sure, both exciting and scary too.

What were some of the highlights of your 2014?

And before I forget… Happy Holidays! May you have a holiday season blessed with good food and good company. See you back here in the new year 🙂

4 Comments

  1. Ooohhh, maybe I should do a Year in Review post, to go along with all my new Week in Review posts… I always do my Fave Reads post, so I’m looking forward to that.

    Anyway, sounds like you’ve been super busy, for the best possible reasons! 🙂 And hey, getting a short story published and being a panelist doesn’t sound like a slow year to me. Here’s to a great 2014, and an even better 2015!

  2. I agree with Kristan – between the short story, being a panelist, and finishing another two drafts of a book, it sounds like you’ve been up to quite a lot! Wishing you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful 2015, complete with your new little addition! 🙂

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