Monday, January 2, 2017

Bring it on 2017



Well. I can’t say I’m too sorry to see 2016 go. It was not the worst year (any year between 1346-1353 would better qualify) but we lost a lot of great people—Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, and Carrie Fisher, to name a few. I saw a nice tweet on FB from Prince William, I think, that said, ‘Condolences from the House of Windsor to House Organa.’ That’s how much she was loved. Then of course there was the awful election, and no matter how you voted you can’t tell me it wasn’t awful. Not to mention my own personal woes (*sigh* still waiting for my house to sell).

The good news is I’m not going to talk about any of that stuff. Instead I’m going to tell you something good. I completed my WIP, BELL, BLACK & BRIAR (a paranormal murder mystery…) and am now revising. This means in the future I may also talk to you about how much fun it isn’t moving scenes about and then revising because you moved some scenes about. I might also tell you how important it is to keep track of all your clues and leads and discoveries when you’re writing a mystery (trust me, it's really important). Or, I might deviate and tell you about Buffy (yes, I am re-watching for the third time, don’t judge), and am I the only one who thinks that Angel is a bit of a wuss and Spike is awesome?

Lastly I am going to publicly state a few goals, which shouldn’t be too hard for me to reach:
  1. Finish revisions on BB&B, send out to readers, and have it ready to go on submission by summer
  2. Read more books – I was a crappy reader last year; I need to do better this year - currently reading The Girl from Everywhere
  3. Make better health choices (less sugar, more vegetables and fruits, more walking, blah blah blah) cuz I ain't no spring chicken anymore!


Bring it on 2017!





30 comments:

  1. Congrats on finishing your manuscript, Marcy! And yes, I want to cut down on the sugar this year too. I already walk a lot and hope to keep it up. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you and happy new you to you as well :)

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  2. You'll never receive any judgement for watching Buffy from me. And not just because I've rewatched that show a lot more than three times. And yes...Spike is awesome.

    Congrats on the completed manuscript—and best of luck with your revisions. May you not get sucked into the endless editing vortex into which I have fallen.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. I knew you'd get me on Buffy ;) and thanks for the blessing!

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  3. Here's to a cracking 2017!

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  4. Good luck with your goals. It did seem like 2016 was so very painful but moving forward is the only choice.

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    1. ...Until we discover time travel ;)

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  5. Reading books was once a passion but has since fallen into the Pit of Despair. You steered me to Robin Hobb and her books pulled me out. Thank YOU!
    The Innkeeper series by Ilona Anderson is the one that sealed my return.
    So glad to hear about BB&B. You are one of the most talented writers that I've had the pleasure and privilege to read.

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    1. I'm going to check that book out - thanks for the recommendation!

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  6. My family had some amazing moments in 2016 (my daughters competed in Hungary at an Olympic Hopes Regatta for teen athletes and I got to go watch), but it was such a stressful year in the world that I'm ready for a new year.
    Here's to 2017!!!

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    1. I remember reading about that. How awesome!

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  7. Congratulations on finishing your WIP. Good luck with the revisions.
    And I am hoping your cup of happiness overflows this year.

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    1. I'll take some extra happiness this year! And thanks. It only took me a year...

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  8. Congrats on finishing you MS. Good luck on revisions.

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  9. Congrats on finishing your WIP! I TOTALLY agree with you, 2016 was a horrid year. But ever the optimist, I'm ready to see what 2017 has to offer. Good luck with your goals and your revisions. :)

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    1. Thanks and I hope 2017 turns out to be the most awesome year ever for all of us.

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  10. Bring it on, indeed! I hope 2017 is going to be surprisingly full of good.
    Love your pic in the header - you always have the most beautiful photos!

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    1. THanks! I was going to go with a winter pic but then I said, the heck with that, I want a flower!

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  11. Happy New Year, Marcy

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    1. Happy New Year to you, Dez!

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  12. I feel you pain about those revisions -- I'm also struggling with straightening out a novel where I moved and changed some scenes and now need to fix everything that came before and after. I wish I had left it the way it was!

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    1. I may be over the tough part...we'll see. I thought the same thing at one point, but I knew it had to be done somehow which meant I had to make it work. Which I think I did...I hope.

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  13. Stunning masthead! Congrats on finishing your draft. Feels so good, right, until you have to edit, edit, edit...which I actually like to do although it seems to go on forever. Happy New Year!

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    1. I'm actually okay with revising - for now. Not that it's been easy but maybe I see something promising amid the mess. Happy New Year to you as well :)

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  14. Congrats on finishing your draft. Good luck with the editing.

    Happy 2017!

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