Happy 2013!

Sorry I’ve been gone so long. I’ve been trying to decide how exactly to proceed with this, YPL and SpiralingForward and, quite frankly, got paralyzed  There is so much I want to do, and so much I have to do (because those kids and husband, they expect things!) that I stopped doing much of anything except working on my novel. Well, that, working my full-time job, making sure my family is fed, etc. But you know what I mean.

Anyway, I’ve had a lot of time to think and plan and consider, and I’m ready to get going. Here’s the plan:

This blog is going to remain my personal blog, but I’m going to bring more of my writing into it. During the course of re-writing Home in third person, I got so tired up just changing pronouns that I decided to start working on a short story for the first 15 minutes of all of my writing sessions. This has been SO. MUCH. FUN! So I’m going to start sharing some of that with you, along with more about the book and the work that I’ve put into it. I’m excited about it and the possibilities it holds and can’t wait to share it. I’m also going to do updates on what’s going on with YPL and SpiralingForward, but they have their own online homes, so it will mostly be “go check this out” links.

Speaking of…

Your Pilates Life is done. Well, pretty much. It’s a formatted, readable, searchable e-book. I wanted to do exercise photos to go with it and haven’t done those yet. But I’m giving myself a deadline and a launch date. On tax day, April 15, YPL will be available for sale. With or without pictures. Between now and then, I’ll be updating the YPL website and preparing some exciting offerings to go along with the book. I’m not currently teaching, and with my schedule I don’t see that changing anytime soon, but I do want to help refer out to the Middle Tennessee Pilates Community. We’ve got some awesome teachers around here.

As for SpiralingForward, first off, I’m going to be adding a blog over there too! I don’t know the exact schedule I’ll be posting on yet, it won’t be daily, and might even be just weekly, but I’m going to be using it to offer how-to’s, highlight both art that I’m making and art that is inspiring me, and to feature other artists and makers that are doing great things.

In case you’re worried that this is a tease, and I’m going to disappear again, here’s some reassurance. My amazing friend, Candace White, tagged me in “The Next Big Thing” blog hop for authors. So I’ll be posting about my new book, “Home” exactly one week from today, on February 13. I’ll also be tagging other authors I want you to check out, so make sure you come back for that.

Heart bracelet

Heart bracelet

Today, I decided I wanted a new bracelet, so I took 10 minutes and made myself one. I have (finally) come to realize how important it is for me to have at least a little bit of creative time each day and I hope I can inspire you to do the same.


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