Friday, January 6, 2012

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!

Christy here and Zoom, Zoom, Zoom is how 2011 ended and how 2012 is beginning for me.

On a personal note, I started a new job at work. It was a lateral move and was a blessing so that I did not have to move my family to a different town. We're studying and testing. I'm finding it hard to sit still. I'm trying to be interested in what I'm learning as I'll need it for my job and wondering how what I am learning could be applied to a future novel ;) 

I love that the author in me never sleeps!

Writing wise, I've dusted off a manuscript that has been in a drawer, or an inactive computer file folder, for several months and I'm prepping it to submit and query it. My inactivity on the blog has been my desperation to get this book revised and ready to mail. It's an urgent feeling of NANOWRIMO all over again, but in revision mode. The story feels fresh to me and I'm excited about it.

I recently ordered 4 new books. One was for research purposes... the author wrote her book in the same year my historical takes place. The others were simply for entertainment! 

By February I hope to start spotlighting authors and their books on Fridays. I love to do that, to spread the word about new, interesting books and I like to talk about books that have been around for a while. Let me know if there's an author you'd like to see get some exposure, or a book you've read that you'd like to help spread the word about. I'll follow up from there to have them on FAITH.

You all may know that I love music. Right now, I can't get enough of Bryan Adams...

And, Lindi will appreciate this, I've discovered my local Christian Radio station doesn't play near enough of David Crowder Band. I've decided my next purchase will have to be their CD... or some MP3 player thingy that I can download some tunes. Certain songs help get my mind in the groove to write and right now, these guys are my inspiration.

Enough about me.... what's happening with you? New music you're listening to? New books you've read?  Wanna see someone on this blog? Is it you???


  1. Well, I confess, I grew up listening to Bryan Adams and Run to You was one of my favorite songs! Dating myself now...

    I think my year ended in a similar manner. Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm hoping 2012 will be a great year for us. My mom got so good news yesterday that made me want to shout for joy, but I was at work.

    I hope your new job goes well and your have some great responses on your submissions!

  2. Jenn,
    I laugh at myself about the 80s music I loved and still love! Lindi got me hooked on Crowder. I'd not heard of him until she started talking about the band.

    Thanks for your well wishes and I hope 2012 continues to be a great year for you as well.

    Glad your mom received good news! Praise the Lord!

  3. Christy,
    So funny you titled this Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, because I feel like the Lord is saying to me, slow, slow, slow. :)
    But I think we need to slowly zoom if you know what I mean. I'm always getting ahead of myself and it usually results in something that screams that I'm ahead of myself.
    Love Bryan Adams--and well, Crowder is a given. They both have a raspy voice. :)
    And most certainly songs help me get into the groove.

  4. I like it, Lindi! slowly zoom... yeah!

  5. Christy, I'm glad the new job is going well!

    I'm finding that I now work better in quiet. Maybe it comes with aging. LOL Or maybe it's just this current story. We'll see. :)

  6. Missy, I agree... when I'm actually writing, it's usually in quiet. I haven't learned to write amid distraction. My brainstorming time, when I'm by myself, is usually with music.