Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Personal Vows...Gotta Keep 'em

Okay, so I fell off the blogger bandwagon. Again. I claim teacher disability. Not that I'm disabled, but that my involvement in teaching disables me from writing on the side as much as I want. It's an excuse, but also a good reason. I also need sleep and exercise otherwise the poor dears would be in danger of hearing me yell all day and I would be in danger of losing my job. I'm not THAT ready for the free-lance market, yet.

Just returned from the Missouri Writers' Guild conference with a great deal of success and heartache. Success in that our Southeast chapter won a great number of individual awards as well as winning Basket Wars. Heartache in the sense that after pitching my novel three times in a row (what were you thinking?) I got a massive migraine and was bed-ridden for the rest of the day. This meant I missed GIVING MY PRESENTATION, all but one of the Saturday breakout sessions and missed the banquet. Sigh. Such is life, but let's just say I'm not going to do that to myself again.

So, vow #1 - not going to pitch three times in a day and plan on doing anything else. No, scratch that. Not planning on pitching more than one time in any day. Let's just be reasonable about this all around. (I know, I know, why start now, but I am getting older. That means wiser, right?)

Vow #2 - I really need to keep this blog up-to-date. I do a lot of updates on FB, but I should do them here instead. Keeps everything organized.

When my certificates for my winning stories come in, I'm going to dress up in my get-up I'd picked out for the MWG banquet and take a picture and post it here. Late and after the fact, but still accurate.