Mayhem, disaster, and rolling blackouts, welcome to 2014. Let me tell you how 2014 started for us. Jan. 02. I arose early to feed the dogs as usual. No Water. So, fed the dogs then went under the house to see what was what. Yep, frozen. In my attempts to free up the pipes the valve connecting us to the town water supply exploded.
Great. K called the town to come shut off the water while I went to buy a new valve. We then searched for and found the outside shut off and dug it out. By noon we had a new valve installed and by four we had water back. Fun what.
However, it wasn’t over. Jan. 04 an arctic storm blew in with a vengeance. This time the drain pipe from the kitchen froze as did the pipes to the laundry. As I was trying to deal with that the power company had a massive failure. Thank the gods for the wood stove.
While so many others were huddling in warming centers we were snug as bugs with a roaring fire in the stove. I sat in a comfortable chair, surrounded by sleeping dogs and cats while the family played Canasta by candle light. Their laughter and warm loving banter gave me warm fuzzies all over.
I won’t bother with the snow issues as others have covered that on Facebook all too well. Yep, we’re off to a roaring start.
Now, before another rolling blackout hits, I’ll outline my writing goals for 2014.
Here’s the plan and I will be the first to admit it is a bit ambitious.
The first thing is to begin a number of revisions and upgrades to some of my earlier work. This has already begun with the release of Lady Blue which was originally released as Gifted.
The second part of the plan is to complete a five book series of romance novels.
The third part of the plan is to write and release two stand-alone books, one a romance and one action adventure.
Well there it is. I will admit I have other project running through my head, but this is all I am willing to commit to at the moment. Now if only the power company can get its ducks in a row… if I have to do all that long hand …. Grrrrr. Tee hee
Here’s hoping each and every one of you has a stellar year in 2014. Drop by and say hello; I love to hear from you.