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Bragging Rights

Having finally compiled a list of my major writing projects, I’ve posted it to the Writing Projects page.  In the future I won’t post updates like these here in the blog, but this first time, just because I’m a little in love with seeing all my hard work laid out so nicely, I’m giving the list its own post.  (And no, this is certainly not a comprehensive list of everything I’ve ever written and/or completed.  These are my babies, my pride and joy, the stories that have potential and that I proudly claim as mine.)

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Just a list of my writing projects:  completed, in progress, and in planning.  I feel good seeing a list of my accomplishments alongside fresh goals, a visual representation of all those hours, days, weeks, months, and years that I’ve spent wrestling with words.

And yeah, I’ll admit this is also about the bragging rights.  None of these works are published, but they’re mine.  They’re proof that I committed myself and succeeded.  My passion produced results.

Haven Series (Urban Fantasy)

            Novels

                        The O’Shaughnessy Reputation (Trilogy)

                                                1)  You’re Gonna Go Far, KidCompleted—In Edits

                                                2)  Put on Your War PaintIn Progress

                                                3)  Kiss the RingPlanning Stage

Donovan Boys (Mainstream)

            Novels

                        Boy, You’re Not Quite Right—Completed—Pending Edits

                                                or, The Donovan Boys’ Epic Tale

            Novellas

                        Don’t Touch the Pumpkin Pie or I Will End You—Completed

                                                or, A Donovan Family Holiday as Narrated by Bailey

                        Casey Runs Like Hell—Awaiting Completion

                                                or, The Youngest Leaves Home and Breaks Ma’s Heart

            Novelettes

                        Frankie Continues the Donovan Reign—Completed

                                                or, Frankie’s High School Orientation

                        Sean Becomes a Dad, Learns About Karma the Hard Way—Awaiting Completion

                                                or, Mama Donovan Finally Gets a Baby Girl in the Family

Stand Alone Works

            Novels

                        The Story of How They Met (Mainstream)—Completed—Pending Edits

                                                A Pre-Love Story

                        Charm of the Pavement (Urban Fantasy)—In Planning

                                                or, The Avenging Angel Will Not Come Wearing a Halo

                        The Merry Tale of the Christmas Wench (Mainstream)—Completed—Retired

                                                or, The Jolly Walk of Shame


The Problem With Getting Older isn’t the Number…

…it’s when you’re blindsided with the fact you’re getting older.

I’m not even talking about the big life events:  getting married (no ring on my finger), having a baby (won’t be happening), or buying a house (my apartment mocks the mere idea).  No, I’m talking about much smaller things, little moments that bring with them the self-awareness that you’re not young and cool anymore.

Specifically:  when I was a wee lass in my teens or early twenties, it would’ve taken me 15 minutes to set up and tweak this blog to my liking.  At 28, however, I’ve found myself spending a large chunk of the day attempting to accomplish that very same task, my brain boggled by this new-fangled technology interwebz thing.

What the hell happened to me?

Oh, I’m sure there are folks laughing at me and my foolish ways, mocking me for thinking 28 is ‘old’.  It’s not old, but it’s older.  And I found there’s a line one crosses in their mid-twenties where they just can’t do the things they once did with little to no effort.  I can’t pull all-nighters anymore, at least not without the promise of a nap the next day, and I certainly can’t drink like I used to.  And apparently I no longer have the intuitive computer genius I once boasted so proudly.

Basically what I’m saying is that this blog is in a massive state of flux.  I’m brand new around here, an I’m still poking about, figuring out what works and what doesn’t, what I can do and what I can’t, and how the hell to even do the things I know I should be able to.  I’m messing around with stuff, so stuff will be changing.

So to any visitors who happen to pass through:  please be gentle in your judgments.  And maybe check back again in a few days?

 

 


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