a compendium of musings and rants from Alison Beightol, who is old enough to know better.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
well I'm back
so for a little over a month the blog has looked kind of like this due to, well, life. I started my new job on nights and I was quickly reminded that I'm not in my twenties anymore and can't work all night, sleep about 4 hours and then be good for the next 24 or however many hours. nope. I sleep like someone killed me for about 8 hours. and this shows no sign of slacking off. I don't know if I can keep this up because even though I sleep, I'm pretty useless the next day and that's just unacceptable for me.
then I went to the Florida Writer's Association's annual conference. it was terrific even though my novel Blood Betrayed didn't win an award. I had an awesome meeting with Marisa Corvisiero and got some stellar advice. so it was a win anyway. I'll definitely be back next year
also, I went on a fabulous trip to DC and NYC. it was probably the best trip of my life. I met my sweet secret boyfriend, we had a terrific time together and we went and saw Seminar with Alan Rickman. yes, I saw Alan RIckman in a play. live and up close and omg he was incredible. every writer or anyone connected with publishing should go and see this show!! its phenomenal. and not just because AR was in it. but that didn't hurt. then afterward the cast signed autographs for crazy fangirls like me. so I was like 18 inches from him while he signed my playbill. it was surreal. but my trip was incredible because I got to spend time with my fab boyfriend.
and then I've been doing NaNoWriMo. it's not going well. I am still lacking 16k words. lately writing has been like pulling teeth. I've been working on the same damn WIPs and the words just aren't coming like I want.
anyway, so that's why I've been scarce. I know I suck. I'll do better.