Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years!

No music playing in the background tonight. Just silence.
My real life job of late has been taking a lot of my time.
Not a bad thing, just something that happened.
This year was filled with more writing than I can imagine.
I learned a lot about not only the process but also a lot about myself.
I've grown tremendously as a writer. Although I have had nothing published, I am truly thankful for the excellent and positive feedback that I gotten my from my two critique partners and from a publishing company that I sent a submission to earlier this summer.
Definitely still writing, but I decided to for now, not have a goal. If I submit, I submit, if I don't, that's okay too.
I'll submit when I'm ready.
Maybe i'll do something small and fun to start off with. Maybe, i'll finish editing On the Line, or actually submit the first out of three stories chronicling the Princes of Kerrgan and Tacorian in the DW series i'm working on. The first story,
Dragon Wars: Kerrgan has been totally rewritten, re-edited. Everyone loves it. To me, i just can't send it yet, there is just something very small that is missing.

I'll also finish my Fan Fiction Stay, those readers have been great. Trina Logan has been one of my favorite characters to write for. Jace from On the Line, comes a very close second.
For anyone who wants to read the fan fiction story all you need to do is click here

I guess what the year taught me since losing both my father and uncle recently (plus being severely ill myself)is that life is not about the material. It's how you live your life while you're here. Enjoy the moments you have with your friends and family.
Take care of your health. Mentally and physically. Take the time for yourself. Even if it's 10 minutes, 10 hrs. Take it. If that makes you selfish, that's okay.
Taking the time for yourself even for a little bit, can do wonders for yourself and those around you.
Focus on the things that are important in your life. Because you know what, everything else can wait.

Stay Healthy and Happy!!!

Love Shell


J.A. Saare said...

Hey Shell!!!!

Happy New Year to you as well!! Keep up the great writing. We all start somewhere. The secret is not to give up and to keep pushing forward. I know you can do it!


Shelly said...

Awww, thanks honey. You're awesome!! Happy New Year's to you and your family. Not giving up at all. Just going to take my time with everything and not put too much pressure on myself.

I needed the pep talk!