Update on the State of my Life

Sep 14, 2014   //   by Christina   //   General, Latest News, Personal, Published  //  No Comments

My husband and I are back from our 10-month 12-country trip around the world. It’s been crazy settling back into the normal routine of life, and my writing has been a bit disrupted because of it. While it was frustrating at times, I’m glad I spent the necessary time and energy. Now I can focus back on my writing without having too many worries lingering in the back of my mind.

I hope to also get this writing blog on a semi-regular schedule now that I actually have the time to spend on it. I’ll be introducing a weekly feature which will be explained in my next post. And for those of you who also pop in to  Imaginor, I’ll be trying to get my mini-series’ there back on track also. So, many things happening on this website that I hope you’ll like.

In other writing news, my story, “The Job”, was published back in June in Issue #4 of Beyond Imagination. I’m particularly fond of the brothers that inhabit that story. I may even expand their story out into a full-fledged novella one of these days. You can check them out here.

I also had my poem, “Immortality”, published in Issue #5 of Dark Matter Journal, which was a welcome surprise. Poetry was my first love. I have a soft spot for the rhythm and flow of poetry. I also have a deep and abiding interest in science, though I’m more of a dabbler. These two interests came together into this poem, which you can read here (available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle versions).

My Write1Sub1 challenge has had its rocky moments. I have to say it’s been easier to submit at least one story out each week than it’s been to write a completely new piece. But, I’m still slogging on.

My novel has gone through about a million changes (I’m not even sure if I’m exaggerating here) but I think I’ve finally got a handle on things. My goal is to finish a first-ish draft by the end of the year and have it submitted out to agents by June of next year. But, then again, you know what they say about best laid plans.

All in all, though, I’m happy and writing everyday. And, really, that’s all I want out of life right now anyways.

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