Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Small steps to a piece of cake

This time last year I was feeling restless and frustrated.

It's the same this year! But at least I have a new direction thanks to Bootcamp 109.

I managed to complete a rough first draft of my contemporary romance and am now in the process of writing a short story for the Little Gems contest.

In 2010 I hope to write (nearly) every day. I haven't set firm goals yet, but after I move my writing space from the steamy first storey of our house (it's 32 degrees up here) to the cooler double-brick spare room downstairs (in the process of doing that over the New Year) it should be a piece of cake.

I might get Anita, Mon, Shelly and Rach to help me with goals because all these things present a challenge to a disorganised person such as myself.

My category friends have been a tremendous help this year and their support is unwavering.

Talking of cakes, here's a pic of a fruitcake I made this morning.

Merry Christmas to everyone.



  1. Love the cake, Shayne. Looks yum!

    Glad to see you're giving Little Gems a go. Good luck with it, and let me know if you need me to read it before you send it off.

    And we're always here to help you with your goals. Making the room change sounds like your first one for the year.

    Happy Hughlidays! *wink*

  2. Shayne, your cake looks scrumptious.

    Yay you entering Little Gems. Send through when you are ready for the crit ;)

    You know me, love to have a goal or two, so more than happy to help with yours.

    It has been a great year, and having found my feloow bootcampers has definitely been a highlight. I wish you all a merry Christmas.

  3. Ooooh a contemporary - excellent news. Now you're talking my language!!! All the best (oh, and remember - every bite of that cake means an extra lap or ten!

  4. Jenn
    I went for a swim this morning and had another piece of cake when I got home. But fruitcake isn't something you can eat (on its own) every day. Now I feel like I need to add icecream or cream to it. Maybe both.

    Bring on Christmas!