Alive and Kickin'

Bet you all thought I'd fell off the face of the earth. Nope, I'm still here.

My last post was August 12th - a week before I started back to work at Camelback Academy, then just as I was getting used to my new schedule, my brother's car broke down and I started driving him to work every day (2 hours in the morning and 2 hours at night). So, you can see that I haven't had much time to write lately.

The good news is that my brother got his car back today, so starting tomorrow, I get 4 hours added back into my day...plenty of time to write, but I just couldn't wait until tomorrow to post, so I'm doing it now!

Lots of fun things coming up for me. My book, Wake Up Your Muse - 1001 Story Starters for Fiction Writers is due out the first week of October and a devotional I wrote is being published in Gary Chapman's Love is a Verb Devotional, also due out the first of October.

I'm attending the American Christian Writer's conference in Phoenix at the end of October and will be participating in NaNoWriMo in November (writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days). I'm really excited about NaNoWriMo this year because my publisher, Written World Communications has arranged for Wake Up Your Muse to be a sponsor of NaNoWriMo this year.

As you can see - I've got a busy couple of months ahead of me, but I'm excited about what God's doing in my life and looking forward to all the fun.

So, what have YOU been up to lately? Leave me a comment so we can catch up with one another.

Jan

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4 comments:

MK Jorgenson said...

I did NaNo last year and am releasing the novel I wrote next month! I'm drawing up my outline for this year's NaNo and getting really pumped! Let me know your username there and I'll look for you :)

Jan Christiansen said...

That's awesome, Michelle. My user name is yackyjan. Would love to keep in contact during NaNo...if I can come up with an idea that intrigues me enough to write a whole novel. I'm sure I will, just kind of stuck right now.

Debbie said...

I know what it's like trying to work full time and keep up the blogging. I hadn't heard of Camelback Academy so I clicked on your link. It sounds like a good school. I'd love to hear more about it.

I'm glad to see that you are continuing to write as I'm sure that's your first love.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Jan Christiansen said...

Thanks for dropping by, Debbie and for your encouragement. As you can see, I've been neglecting my blog again. Been busy with a book release this month and a few other things...one, being getting ready for NaNoWriMo. Still thinking on what I want to tackle for my November novel and runnin' out of time. Yikes!