Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year, A New Me... Again

Every year I greet the New Year with so much optimism thinking of all the opportunities, all the time just spread out ahead of me.This year is no different. Yeah, I did not meet my 2011 New Year's resolution but oh well. It was a crazy year with a lot of changes for me. One identity crisis later I calmly, soberly, greet 2012.

I have been made aware that this is not my first personality shift by my current project, creating an iTunes library (I have finally joined the iPod club). I am currently 935 songs in and I'm not downloading every song from every CD. I have learned that my husband and I had have a diverse selection of music spanning our lives, some of which I can see no desire to ever listen to again. Yes, I did download several songs from Queensrych's Empire, but I just didn't bother with Skid Row. I downloaded all of The Little Mermaid soundtrack, a CD my parents bought me when the movie first came out, but I don't even remember the Stone Roses (but maybe should reintroduce myself) and just picked a couple songs from Tool and Alice and Chains. I guess my tastes have changed. I guess this is not the first identity crisis of my life, if you use my CD library as a timeline, I look pretty schizophrenic.

What about my writing? Well I've branched off onto some different projects, but I'm still enjoying my Elizabethan romps. After this book, however, I will write my contemporary paranormal. This is really just in the interests of getting an agent/published. If the market is not biting at my Elizabethan historical, maybe it is time to throw some different bait.

Are you the same person you were last New Year?


stu said...

You're just in time for the Stone Roses' reunion.

Colene Murphy said...

Good luck with your new writing adventures! Amazing that you're flexible enough to try something new. Most people wouldn't. So go you!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Colene is right. You're to be praised for daring to try something new in prose. I wish you the best of luck with all your dreams, Roland

February Grace said...

I am both completely different and ultimately the same as I was in 2011. Everything I thought I knew about myself was blown to hell, but the things that really are true of me have been true all along, and that is what I am currently learning to live with, and hopefully, to better.

In other words, I hope to become a much better me in 2012 even though I can't ever be the one I once was, again.

Happy New Year- and best wishes for finding out all kinds of new and wonderful things about yourself, your writing, and your taste in music (music is like oxygen to me...) in the coming year.

I don't visit your blog nearly frequently enough- I have to make sure I do better with that (darn eyesight limits, ya gotta work with what you've got...)


Tanya Reimer said...

A new you! Never thought of that. But yeah, I am not the person I started 2011 as. A lot can happen in a year, eh?

Happy New Year! In honor of my blog's first anniversary, I have an award for you on my site. Stop by to share the magic. Hugs.

Happy writing.

Avadonja said...

I get the new you thing. I'm different than I was last year. Better, I hope.
I've been listening to a lot of Cirque de Soleil soundtracks on my iPod.

Raquel Byrnes said...

You are a glass half full person and I love that you get excited over possibilities, hope, and new paths to take...its what makes you such a great romance writer!

Here's to my updated, but always awesome friend!

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