Sunday, January 4, 2009

Blog Chain Blatherskite

Abi started this chain, which you can find here:

Elana was before me ( ) and she is going to be a hard act to follow, what with her interviewer being a hot guy from EW and all....lucky dawg!

Abi's Topic is:
1. What writing related things have you done in the past?
2. What WIPs are you working on now?
3. Do you have anything brewing for the future?
4. Are you setting any writing goals or resolutions for 2009?

She was also thoughtful enough to let us choose what questions we answered, all of them, or just the ones we wanted to. Since my brain has been on an extended vacation for the holidays, I figured I'd jump into the deep end and go for it!

1. I have had several short stories published. I would say they were paranormal romance. I have also finished (operative word) a 95,000 word historical romance and promptly shoved it into a sock drawer. I also have several WIPs, in fact, I have a total of four that I have either outlined, actually started writing, or just loosely plotted. ADD is a BAD thing at times!

2. At the moment, I am working on a paranormal mystery/romance, although I have been a slacker since school has been out for the kids. They go back Tuesday...YEA!

3. & 4. Since the last two questions are future related, I'm just gonna lump them together. I, like most people, thought long and hard about the things that I would like to achieve in the upcoming year. I think the smallest goal for my writing is to finish my current WIP that I just labeled "Ghost MS", since it is currently untitled. The largest goal is to sign with an agent in 2009. I could say that I'll blog every day, or even every other day, but I always tell my husband that I am "consistently inconsistent", so I have no delusions that I could stick with that. I do, however, feel that finishing a WIP, revising and polishing it, and then querying isn't something that is unattainable for the new year, so there you have it folks. I must now be held accountable because it's IN MY BLOG!

So how about you guys, New Year resolutions abound, tell me about it!


Sandra said...

Where were your short stories published, Terri? Are they still available?

ElanaJ said...

This is a great post. I wish I could divulge the guy's name. Sadly, he only exists in my head, and he hasn't told me his name yet...maybe he never will. Oooh, put THAT in a ghost story! lol

Vodka Mom said...

Happy new year, Terri!!!

celticqueen said...

Excellent goals, and belated congrats on the publications :) I thought about making a goal to post in my blog every day, but I know dang well that just won't happen. So I'm aiming for twice a week....we'll see how that goes :D

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Great goals! I have been a slacker recently too with the holidays and all, but am looking forward to getting back to work as well!

TerriRainer said...

Sandra - The two shorts were Gerard the Gede stories, and if you type that in the search bar on my blog, you can read them (I posted them here). The magazine was called Love Unlimited and although my first check was small, it was very cool when I got it (I got a few snickers when I showed it off though, that's how small it was).

Elana - that's not a bad idea...a hot ghost interviewer that doesn't realize he's dead...maybe he does and interviews other with it chickie!

Vodka Mom - You too!

CelticQueen - Thanks, and good luck with that posting!

Kate - Glad I wasn't the only slacker!!!

:) Terri

Kat Harris said...

Great post, Terri!

Good luck on your resolutions.

Isn't it nice to have the kids back in school? Ahh, routine.

Mine? I want to finish my WIP and start querying.

H. L. Dyer said...

Good luck with your WIP!

Archetype said...

May all your resolutions come true! (And may you keep posting pics of hot guys. I'm telling you, that first pic of

Anonymous said...

congrats on the pubs and good luck with the new year's goals. :)

Jessica Verday said...

Great post! I think I have the same ADD problem though... Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the agent search!

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