I set a goal on goodreads.com this year of reading 150 books. I KNOW...CRAZY! Like I don't have a million other things going on in my insane life. Well when I lay a challenge down to myself it really irks me when I don't fulfill it. But Ive actually had to have a conversation with myself (I do in fact talk to myself even if it's for a scolding). So although self isn't happy about it and she's just stomped out of the room while giving me dirty looks, I've laid down the law. I can't delete that dang goal, but I've changed the number so I don't find myself looking at it to see if I'm "on track" or not. Im almost there but I'm rushing through all of these delicious books from some of my favorite authors just so I can get to the next. LAME!! It's like when you are trying to loose weight and you stand on the scale every hour. Oh is that just me that does that (blushes)?
So this is what's going to happen. Self did agree that we need to get some writing done. We have lots of friends in our head that are begging us to tell their stories (ok even I'm starting to get creeped out by this).
O.K. just me now, I've contemplated what to do about the stuff I've written so far. I love where my Intertwined Hearts series is going but it includes 4 books and for some odd reason, I really want to finish all of them before publishing any. Then there is my "Down by the Bay" novel (book 1, I think there will be 3 total). I really love this story and the characters but I'm ok making my mistakes and learning with this one. Intertwined Hearts is so near and dear to me I'd like to grow as a writer before sending it out into the world. So even though I haven't made any definite decisions yet, I'm leaning toward Down by the Bay stepping out first.
I haven't finished any of them yet though so who knows what will actually happen. I'd love to have a couple out next year. We'll see how that goes.
Of course I'll keep reading as well because I have hundreds of books on my "to-read" list and have to get to every single one at one point or another ;) maybe I need to stop adding to that list, LOL that's just crazy talk.