To give you an indication of how my 2015 is going so far, I just tore off January from the little fridge calendar we have.
February ends this weekend.
So, yeah. Things have been busy.
I went to the Tin House Winter Workshop at the end of January. It was amazing. I am still trying to find the time to write a proper blog post about it.
I also found out I wasn’t accepted into the PhD program at UNL for English/Creative Writing. I was really disappointed at first, but I’m a big believer in things happening the way they should. Surprisingly, I’m totally over it and have started refocusing my efforts in a different direction. Thank goodness for a supportive husband and good friends.
Some work things have been picking up, and I’m hoping some others will slow down so things can even out. I’ve been pretty much drowning in a constant to-do list that keeps growing longer before I get any traction on marking things off. In the meantime, I’m trying to make some solid decisions about where I’m going from here.
I’ve been writing. Not as much as I’d like, but I’m doing it. I’ve committed to at least 30 minutes a day, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but for me it’s huge to develop some consistency. And, more often than not, that 30 minutes turns into an hour.
I STILL need to write a post about the short story collections I read in 2014 because there were some awesome collections that I didn’t get a chance to review and I want to spread the word.
And I STILL need to pull together my goals for the year and post about them as well.
I need to get this blog back on track and start making some real postings and get some more Monday Quoteday and Go Read Something posts out there.
I realize this is just a rambling list, but I need to hold myself accountable. I publicly say I’m going to do something, there’s a far greater chance I will.
But, it’s just now February, right? I have plenty of time. At least if I go by what my refrigerator is telling me…