|Taking stock of 2010
||[Jan. 2nd, 2011|06:22 pm]
A belated "Happy New Year" to all my LJ friends!!
Since I haven't had a chance to post on a regular basis for most of 2010, here is a compressed version of all that's happened in my RL:
Scraped around, penny-pinched and generally tried to make do with as little money as possible for the first few months, then started to prepare for our move to Maryland, which mostly consisted of getting our house ready to be put on the market. Hubby's job transfer had to be completed by the beginning of August, so we put the house up for sale in April. Had lots of people trampling through the place, some of them more than once, but no offers. That went on for weeks, and we were getting really worried, because if we couldn't sell the house, we couldn't move. But finally, after lots of marketing and repeated price reductions, finally got an offer in July! Took it, sold the house at a loss, but could finally move on (and out of Jersey!!!)
Found a great place in Maryland, 20 minutes away from Hubby's new job, and in a really nice neighborhood. The house is twice as big as the old place, has a finished basement (hubby's mancave), and a fireplace!! For the first time since I moved to America, I finally have a fireplace :)
So life's been good for all of us since we moved to MD! Money is still tight, and I'm still a stay-at-home mom taking care of our 3 kids, and sometimes I'm getting a real case of cabin fever (even in a place as nice as this one), but allover I really have no reason to complain. In a time where things have gone from bad to worse for lots of people, we have actually *improved* our lives!
On the writing front, though, it's been a very depressing and completely unproductive year.
* number of fics written and published: 0
* number of fics betaed: 0
* number of fics read and reviewed: <10
* number of WIP's currently collecting dust on my hard drive: 3
* number of WIP's currently working on: 0
In other words, I think my writing phase is over. And if it's not, it's a damn long hiatus :(
I've told myself so many times over the past year "tonight, after the kids are in bed, I'm going to sit down and put some work into at least one of those fics, I still have ideas for them, I can at least write a few sentences!"
And then I either fall asleep or get distracted by other stuff *mostly cleaning up after said kids, and watching "Glee"*
Oh well, I'm still holding on to hope, though. I just gotta get some self-discipline and follow through with my resolutions. Maybe I will manage to publish 1 story this year, we'll see.
Anyway, I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year, and big hugs to all of you who still remember me ;)