Christmas Day has past and we’re in that kind of “limbo” time between Christmas and New Year’s. It’s not really a vacation time for most people because businesses go back to their normal schedules come Monday (if they didn’t today) and most people have to go back to work.

Beloved is in academia again, so our lives revolve around the school year even more than they would with just the kids. His work is on hold until after the holiday, like the Boy’s. The Girl doesn’t go back to college until sometime the middle of January, so it seems to me like the rest of the world should be on vacation, too.

I’m working on my new contemporary romance, The Fairy Godmother’s Bridesmaid Dress. I’m pretty sure that title won’t last as I’m planning a series using the same dress, and they can’t all be titled that.

I’m trying to get over my “fear of the blank page.” I kinda worry about starting something new because I’m a little concerned I won’t actually be able to finish.

Even after having two books published, I’m not sure whether I’m a pantser or a plotter. I started writing this book after I had a dream about a bridesmaid dress left in a bathroom and I woke up and wondered what would happen if the dress was somehow magic and when worn, it would lead a woman to her true soul mate.

When I was isolated for the radioactive iodine treatment, I wrote three chapters and the book seemed to sail along smoothly. However, I got farther into it and the bumps showed up. Now I’m going back and reworking some of the motivations and things.

Beloved has finished his book. Yay! And now he’s back to reading Sword & Illusion. Our plan is that I will have it done by my birthday in February.

I’ve been feeling a little down lately because we’re here at the end of 2008 and I don’t really seem that I’m any further along in any of my goals than I was last year at this time. I hope that by getting S&I finished by the time I turn 50 I can get some of my confidence back.