Saturday, January 1, 2011

Farewell 2010

Farewell, 2010. You have been a very productive year.

Hello, 2011, the hopes we have for you.

With the consuming efforts of raising a two/three-year-old this year while pregnant/birthing/recovering from having twins, I haven't gotten much else done this year. My writing, especially, has suffered from neglect. But God has blessed us so much this year. Katelyn and Daniel arrived healthy and safe. Generally happy babies, they bring us so much joy. My health has been good. Jonathan is a healthy and bright toddler, and He has provided beyond our means in so many ways.

I find myself looking forward to 2011. I anticipate the adventures ahead with the children. I have great plans for my writing/publishing (most of which will not happen as fast as I hope). Also, I am striving for a closer walk with the Lord this year. Lord willing, I shall succeed in all of these.

So, what am I planning writing wise? Completing Wren Romany is top of the list. I am plotting away and I have actually written about a paragraph (whoopie) which, of course, I am not happy with. ;) Working out the kinks in my writing muscles is a natural necessity after being so long from the keyboard.

Once Wren's story is finished, Zez and the sequel to Living Sacrifice are next. I will probably start plotting the storylines for her, Hadrian, and the various other characters soon after Wren is well underway. Be praying that this one will be even better than Living Sacrifice.

Thirdly, I plan on trying to get some old stuff published. I really need to clear off my finished-but-not-published shelf. The King of Anavrea, The Reward, and The Servant of Anavrea need to get into print for all of those who have been patiently waiting for them for years. Anyone want to volunteer to edit for me?

It looks like an ambitious list. Lord willing it will come to pass. If it doesn't, I am certain the Lord has even greater and more important challenges ahead for me.

To the God who is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, I give all praise for eternity. Amen.

- Rachel Rossano


Emily Nelson said...

Big Goals... but if you don't set the bar high, you'll never get anywhere anyway! I look forward to seeing how your stories unfold. I especially want to see what happens to Zez and Hadrian. Are you planning to publish Living Sacrifice?

Rachel Rossano said...

I am. However, I plan on finishing the sequel first. :) Don't worry, Hadrian and Zez are very much in my plans for the future.