Thursday, January 5, 2012

I'm Ba-aaackk!

Holy crap, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged. It’s a bit dusty in here to tell you the truth. Ahhh, but it’s good to be back.

So much has happened in my life the last six months. I’m not going to go into the details because life isn’t about dwelling in the past, especially if the dweller is absent a pint of ice cream—which I am. A hiatus from blogging, tweeting, and following other blogs was just too much for my already full plate. But now I think it’s time to jump back in feet first.

I started writing again and I’m determined to finish my Nanowrimo from last year. I was stranded at 63,000 words. I have heard about people starting books and not finishing them, but I was never that girl. My characters wouldn’t allow that. I don’t know if was the process of Nano or just my life that made finishing it a burden.  I’m determined to get to “the end” even if it kills me.

So if anyone is out there [taps mic] I’d love to check out your blog and find out what you’ve been up to. I would like to find some new blogs and rekindle my affections for some of the old ones. Leave a comment with your link and I’ll check you out. (if you say this with a Joey voice it’s much better). 

Hope to see ya around. 


Michael Offutt, Visitor from the Future said...

Welcome back. If you check my thursday post I wrote about a blogfest coming up in February where two ladies are giving away full manuscript critiques. It may be just what you need to get those bloggy fingers a pumping again after your hiatus, especially considering that you'll be finishing up your story soon.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hello, Diana - welcome back to blogging. That's a great attitude to have at the beginning of another year. All the best with finishing that novel.

Angie said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere! Those hiatuses can be just what you need sometimes. Good luck with finishing that book. My blog address is

Becky Wallace said...

*waves frantically* I'm here! And I love your intro, "moderately disobedient children."

Angela Scott said...

You're back! You're back! You're back! *runs around like a child hyped on sugar and caffeine*

So excited!

And YES, you need to finish that book. I need to know how it ends! (I'm a beta reader and she's left me hanging--shame, shame).

Love ya tons, my bestest writing buddy! You need this blogging/writing thing. I know you do :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!Good luck with your projects.

Alexa said...

Welcome back to the land of blogging! I hope 2012 is MUCH better for you!

Veronica Jorden said...

Congratulations on your come back and congrats on finishing NaNo!

I know what you mean about characters not letting you rest until the end is written. I've got a handful nagging at me daily.

I wish you all kinds of warm, creative writing luck this year!

Núria Coe said...

Hi there! You don't know me yet, but I am following Angela Scott on Twitter and she suggested we stop by and say hi.
I am sorry y9ou had to go through what you went through and can only hope that this year will be absolutely fantastic by comparison.

Best to you, and I look forward to following your blog from now on!

Núria Coe

Jess said...

Welcome back! I took a break, too~ from both writing and blogging, but I'm ready to get back to them as well. Here's to finishing WIPs!

Núria Coe said...

Hi There! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today :)
I wanted to tell you I just found out you guys had to close down the Ready Aim Hook Me blog. I understand why you guys had to do it, but you need to know yours was a really good blog and I will miss it. You are three very funny, talented women. I look forward to following you three through other means :)

I also read your post pre-hiatus. Yikes! I can't imagine what followed THAT for you to stop posting altogether. I hope and pray you have paid your bad luck dues for the rest of this decade, dear.

Good to see you're back on your feet. I look forward to your future posts :)

Dave P Perlmutter said...

How you doing? ( I hope you meant Joey from Friends)

Best of luck with your project and get it finished.

I am not an author just writing a story which is in fact true. My friend who has written a couple of books is editing for me.

I have 2 chapters on my blog and the 3rd on its way and many in draft. I would love your views on what has been written so far if possible.

The link is:

I am also following you on your blog and we follow each other on twitter.

Have a great 2012.

Dave Perlmutter

Julie Musil said...

Joey voice! "How YOU doin'?"

Welcome back! And good luck finishing the novel. You can do it! You can do it!

Susan Oloier said...

Welcome back! I am trying to finish a manuscript I started a year ago. For me, it is that life always has other things in mind for me that don't usually include writing. Know you're not alone in trudging through the completion of a novel.