Another birthday has come and gone

March 30th, 2011 § 1 comment

Another birthday has come and gone and I always spend it in a somewhat depressive state of contemplation. Each year I tend to bring out the personal meter stick and realize how short I’ve fallen against it. I’m trying to break this bad habit and actually make goals to achieve my dreams. Three of my goals this year is to be published for my fantasy romance novel, The Scent Enchantress, to exhibit well in my artwork and continue to improve, and to revamp this site.

Goal 1: The Scent Enchantress

Before I had my baby, I finished a novel, gave it to friends to read, and left it on the shelf. It’s a 75K manuscript about a quirky librarian who comes into her magical powers as a Scent Enchantress. It’s set in a fictional suburb of Toronto and is infused with much humor as well as romance. Robert brought it out recently and reminded me of its existence. With the baby around, I pretty much forgotten all about it. I’ve submitted it to three literary agencies. If I don’t hear from them by May, I will go with the self-publishing route and have it up in the Amazon Kindle Store. Whether it be through conventional methods or self-publication methods, my book will be out there by June.

Goal 2: My artwork

By the end of this year, I want to have completed enough pieces to have healthy body of work. I want to be proficient and have enough art to have an exhibition within two years. I already have pieces I’m hoping to submit to the local county fair this year. I’m going to be exploring a few more new techniques before settling down and establishing my style. This is all pertaining to my needlecraft. As for my illustrations, i hope to do them as well in conjunction to my sewing just to keep pace.

Goal 3: This website

I am not happy with the way this blog looks. It bothers me to no end and I know it’s affecting my creativity levels. I hope to remedy this soon. I want to add a custom header and get everything to look the way I want it to. It’s a weird compulsion but I like having everything in order before getting anything done. I acknowledge that it is a horrible habit. I tend to do this with my art. I have to get all the supplies so my mind can start a project. Sometimes one just have to get off their ass and just get it done.

I’ve also been thinking about the frequency of my blogging. How often should I blog? I deal with embroidered works so it takes a while to see any progress. I’m hoping to blog either Monday, Wednesday, Fridays or Tuesdays, Thursdays. It’s one or the other. I think a weekly blog is not enough. I haven’t decided yet what schedule to keep but this should be settled soon.

— Rosey

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§ One Response to Another birthday has come and gone

  • Faebyl says:

    your gonna do great Rosie, give yourself time, taking care of a baby is no small feat remember that, I still don’t know how you do it because I’m stressed here and I’m sure I don’t have as much as you to handle.
    I’m excited to read your book! make sure you let me know when it’s out so I can buy a copy…Have you been reading Selina F blogs? she’s trying to publish a book too, and might go to self publishing as well:).
    I wish I had talent to write:)

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