Happy New Year! Okay, I am a little late in saying that. It's just been a whirlwind things going on here.
|My mini dachshund, Mocha.
I got a rejection for a historical romance from Harlequin in November. I am a little bummed, but I have something planned for the book--make it all female POV and turn it into a historical women's fiction. It will have to get in line to another book already in progress.
I had some health issues going on from September to mid-December. I had to have surgery and the problem is now gone (as in removed!) I had my surgery the Monday after Thanksgiving and I did have some complications. One thing I know, an abdominal binder is your friend after abdominal surgery...and not all pain is gas related (as the post op nurse claimed).
I had a writing retreat weekend with some local writer friends this past weekend. I did get some work done and figured out my focus. I have some new ideas on what I want to do. Also, I decided that I will go ahead and work on my MFA in Creative Writing. I hope to start in Fall 2025 with the next round of applications. (Fall 2024 deadline is past.) I always wanted to go for my Master's degree. I am not looking to get some NY job, but use the opportunity as a means to hone my craft. I have floundered for too long.