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Hello Everyone!
Wow, I haven’t made a blog post in quite a while. Things just get away form you when life is busy! I signed up to do NaNoWriMo in November, fully intending to give it my best shot, then at the end of October I got Pneumonia for the first time ever. Pneumonia… one major ass kicker! I was out of commission for a month and was out of the office at my day job for about two weeks. Thankfully I was allowed to work from home since at the time I was temporary and didn’t have any sick or vacation time. I don’t do well being sick and having no energy and all of the other fun symptoms of pneumonia for that long I was beginning to lose my mind. To anyone who lives through chronic illnesses and any kind of serious condition, I commend you. You are one badass person to get through whatever it is. I couldn’t handle having pneumonia so I can never begin to understand how someone gets through having cancer or whatever illness they might have. I try to envision it and write about it, but I can’t even begin to understand how that really feels.

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I did write a little during November. I had planned to join a writing group who was meeting once a week during the month at a local bookstore. I had joined the pre November session before I got sick and managed to make it to one session during November and wrote a bunch in that session. It felt pretty amazing. I was focussed, inspired, and productive. I started working on a story idea I had had for probably a year, called Finding Home. I wrote a little bit outside of that session as well, but definitely didn’t come anywhere close to completing NaNoWriMo. Another writer problem.. I have too many different ideas that I want to write and not enough time! AHHH.

Writing, oh how I miss writing. I have been so busy I just haven’t been able to take the time, especially after staring at a computer screen all day at work it is difficult to come home and want to spend more time typing on a computer. I need to get back to it though and find a way to manage my time better. After this week my work location will be moving closer to where I live, which will cut down travel time, so I hope that helps.

I had spent some time going over Breaking Pointe as well and then when I was getting closer to get it to Beta readers life got busy again so I need to start going over it from the beginning again. Hopefully I can get my act together so I can get feedback, revise, get it edited and out into the world.

2 year wedding facebook headerDuring my time away I have been settling into my new house and getting some home projects done. I celebrated my first Thanksgiving and Christmas in my new home. I celebrated my two year wedding Anniversary  and six years together with my husband as well. I’ve also been making new friends and getting out of the house.

I even managed to read a little. I’m currently reading the Throne of Glass series by Sarah Maas. My bestie from Michele from A Belle’s Tales gifted The Assassin’s Blade to me for christmas insisting that I must read it. I devoured that one and have now started Throne of Glass, which has been very difficult to put down! I love getting lost in an amazing book, and it has felt fantastic to be reading again.

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I have been listening to lots of Audio books of books I have already read and loved. I’m obsessed with the Amazon program where you buy the ebook of a book and then get the audiobook at a discounted price! I’ve gotten some amazing deals. I’m currently listening to the Harry Potter books and am on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I was ecstatic when the audio books finally came to Audible. The sad news of Alan Rickman’s death was even more heartbreaking since I’ve been wrapped up in the Harry Potter series recently. He was an amazing actor and played Snape perfectly in the movies. RIP Alan! Your talent will be missed and I’m sure the hurt is greater felt to people who actually knew him personally.

So this is a snapshot of my absence in the blogosphere. I plan to finish this book series and hopefully get back to writing. I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions, but I do want to get Breaking Pointe finished this year and another book written. Those are my writing goals.

What are your goals this year? How is everyone doing? Feel free to pose any specific questions to me as well! I would love to hear from you.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Thank you for making a difference in our world Martin!

 

Best Wishes,

Christie Cote

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