Six Word Saturday!

Digging out from under the holidays.

Oh man, y'all.. Laundry, putting away decorations, cleaning floors (Where did someone find mud??), trying to save the plant cuttings grandma gave me, cleaning up gift boxes from around the tree... I do love the holidays, but when one goes from one week with one family to another week with the other side of the family, I believe it should be required to take another full week off for recovery. Amiright? It's ok though, because we're getting it all done today to make room for tomorrow's six words: 
Taking a pregnant friend out snowshoeing.
She's 36 weeks and wants to go showshoeing! (obviously on a fairly easy trail, but STILL) This is the kind of stuff that happens in Colorado. It's a pretty cool state we live in :)

This post is part of the Six Word Saturday blog hop. Stop by showmyface.com to join the fun!


Insecure Writer's Support Group

As I mentioned on Sunday, one of my goals for this spring is to make more connections in the writing world. I think one of the better ways to do that is to make sure I'm connecting with folks in the blogging world, which I fell out of a bit at the end of last year. My summers are SO busy, and I just didn't have the energy to spend writing or reading in addition to my long work weeks. It took until about October to feel refreshed and by then I'd lost my habit of writing regularly. So I dove into NaNoWriMo (and won! yay!) and then didn't do any more blogging in December. Up and down, up and down.. Not so much with habits on the blogging front. Anyway, the hope is that I can get into a real habit, and one of the things I wanted to do to help that out was to join the Insecure Writer's Support Group - a bunch of lovely writers who help each other 'rock the neurotic writing world' haha

So here's a confession for my first IWSG post: I've wanted to join for quite a while, but never could quite make the commitment. You could say, 'well it's just the first Wednesday of each month - what's the big deal?' but here's the thing: I think it's like taking the first step in AA - you have to admit you have a problem before you can start getting better. So here I go: My name is AJ and I have a writing addiction. No, not an addiction, and as previously mentioned, not a habit either. I have a .. thing. I have a thing about writing. I love it and always have. I've gone through phases of calling myself a writer, and not calling myself one. But I suppose that since I've got a book published and another one in the works, I have to admit that I am a writer and own it too!

So this is me owning it, and waving hello to the other IWSG folks. I am looking forward to meeting all of you!


CoHosting April A-Z!

Well, it's official! I'm going to be one of the cohosts for the illustrious April A-Z Challenge this year! I had a ball being one of Tina's helper Minions for the Challenge last year and am so honored that they offered me a spot on the cohosting team for this spring's event.

April is always a crazy month for me, what with being the month before my Summer work-craziness starts, and it won't be any different this year, but I'm excited about the additional responsibilities and the opportunity to be on such a great team. Also, one of my goals for this spring is to get out there and do more networking to support my writing habit - what better way than by being heavily involved with the biggest blog hop in the 'verse?

Here's to keeping busy and making connections in 2014 :)

Check out the other members of the super-awesome A-Z Cohost team!
Arlee Bird (the creator of the A-Z Challenge!)
Tossing it Out

Nicole Ayers

Damyanti Biswas

Tina Downey

Heather Gardner

Jeremy Hawkins

MJ Joachim

Stephen Tremp