Nov 22, 2010

I’m baaaaaaack ;-)

Hello all!

I know it’s been a while, but I promise I didn’t forget about any of you. I’ve been swamped with work and such and haven’t had time to drop in since….oh, wow…September. Okay, that’s a bit embarrassing, but completely unavoidable. I promise!

But now that I’m back, I’m working on getting out of my little funk (and by little funk, I mean start writing again). It’s been a while. Too flipping long and while yes, I do miss it, I almost feel as though I don’t know where to begin. No, that’s a lie. I don’t almost feel as though I don’t know where to begin---I totally feel as though I don’t know where to begin. Add to that the brand spanking new character that popped into my head and is demanding her own book be plotted out n-o-w just to shut her up. I’m trying to ignore her, I really am. The last thing I need is a new story on my plate. I already have so many on the backburner, but this new kid—Claire, she says her name is—refuses to leave me alone. It’s distracting and if only she could wait her damn turn, I may be good to figure out my new Plan of Action for the rest of 2010 and into 2011. I have to get a move on. My poor Nightlings series is about ready to give up on me. I’m so ashamed! Still, I’m determined to have Kate and Caleb’s book finished in 2011, the sooner the better.

But it’s been a while since I was last in the writersphere, and I suppose there was a change of venue for the awesome #amwritingparty’s that I was so fond of—you know, back in the day. Then again, it is Thanksgiving week and I know as well as anyone that this is a week of craziness. But that’s probably why I’m so ready to get back into the swing of things. IT’S NOVEMBER! Where did the year go?! Oh my God! I’m so behind on my WIPgoals that it isn’t even funny! Actually it is, in a neurotic, straight-jacked-meets-padded-room kind of way.

So today I’ll be figuring out who’s still around on #amwritingparty, blogs, and wherever else we writers used to lurk when hiding from our word processors. If you do Twitter, I’m @courtneyreese86. If not, drop me a line on the comments section of this post!

See ya around,

PS> Oh yeah, I’m changing my blog layout for a while since my old but awesome grey butterfly template was slowly falling apart. This one is a temp while I work on tweaking the code for a new one I want. Hope you like ;-)


  1. I am glad your back, I so enjoyed your blogs. I do have to say I was worried that you had given up on your dreams or found another one. I am sure you will fall right back into your groove.

    Good Luck, and again welcome back, and Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. I completely understand how the work thing can complicate our blogging lives, because I've struggled with that recently myself. Welcome back!! Looking forward to more future post!! :)

  3. Shain: No, no. I could never replace writing. I just misplace my drive for it every once in a while. Silly willpower... it hates me. But I've got it back and I'm not letting go for a good long time!

    DL: Tell me about it! Work is sucking the life out of me! But we can do it, as long as we're willing to bleed words into our books-- or blogs, whichever the case may be.

  4. Welcome back Courtney. I knew you'd be back. It is in you, to host the stories of Kate and Caleb and...Claire. Take up the reins. We need you.

  5. good to see you back. it must be the day for 'coming back' I too am BAAAACCCK! :)

  6. Hi Courtney - good to see you are back - life has a way of side tracking everyone. Good luck with the wip. And good luck with trying to keep the next set of ideas quite while you get on with the book you are writing (always a problem for me!)

  7. I've missed you so much my dear! How is it that we've BOTH fell off the writersphere at the same time?! I think perhaps that is why we were struggling so much, we didn't have either of us to pump the other up!

    Anyways, I'm so so so glad you are back. Now, let's hope that I can do the same!!!

    CPs 4 Life <3


  8. Welcome back! I was getting worried about you. Happy Thanksgiving! Can you believe it's already that time? It flies by doesn't it. Don't worry, you'll jump right back into the swing of things.

  9. Welcome Back!!

    I do see people enjoying a good #amwritingparty every so often-- but it's maybe a bit quieter. I think it must be that everyone is just working hard :P (Or hardly working?) as the case may be.

  10. Welcome back! I love the "it starts with an idea" images at the top of your blog... very cool.

  11. "Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop”

  12. Just start by 'showing up at the page'....which in the current century is the computer screen. Don't open the web or email...just open your word program and type. Looks like this post was back in November, so I hope you did get started. Best of Luck in the New Year!

  13. You're right, I have been busy writing ;-) Too busy to find time to blog... whoopsies! haha!
    I have to turn off the internet when I write and only turn it on when I have a REAL question about some detail I need help with---usually it has to do with grammar or setting locations or the like.
    Thanks for the comment TX Playwright!


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