mercredi 6 janvier 2010

Christmas was a blur...

... and New Year's Eve was sleepy. Today, my birthday, will be all about lasagna and chocolate cake -- two of my personal essential food groups.

I did make a few resolutions, one of the most important being to wake up every day a good hour and a half before husband and baby to get some writing done. While I did launch a book of non-fiction essays in 2009, it makes me wince to realize that the two short stories I managed to get published early last year were both written in the years preceding. For someone who spent the 12 years she did writing newspaper and magazine articles, but silently wishing she were writing fiction instead, I let myself get derailed by life, love, business, and baby too easily, I think. Wish me luck with listening to the alarm clock!

Another resolution is to start blogging in French. Now this scares me, because while I speak the language pretty fluently, writing is an entirely different matter. Perfectionist that I am, I am already hitting myself on the head for the many mistakes I'm sure I'll commit. Ah, well. More good luck wishes, please.

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Noel est trop vite fini et le réveillon était mou. Aujourd'hui, mon anniversaire, est tout à propos des lasagnes et un gâteau au chocolat - miam!

J'ai fait quelques résolutions, l'un des plus important est de se réveiller chaque jour une heure et demie avant mari et bébé pour pouvoir écrire. J'ai lancé une collection d'essais en 2009, mais j'ai honte d'avouer que les deux nouvelles que j'ai réussi à faire publier début de l'année dernière ont été écrites dans les années précédentes. Je me suis laissée déconcentré par la vie, l'amour, les affaires, et le bébé trop facilement, je pense. Souhaitez moi bonne chance d'écouter le réveil!

Une autre résolution est de commencer à bloguer en français. Cela me fait peur. Je parle
la langue assez couramment, mais écrire, c'est autre chose! Perfectionniste, je suis déjà en train de me frapper la tête pour les erreurs nombreuses que je vais certainement commettre. Encore une fois, souhaitez moi bonne chance...

15 commentaires:

Little Green Doll a dit…

Happy Birthday!!! and Happy New Year to you!!!

Michelle a dit…

Happy Birthday and I wish you a fantastic Day!!!

matchstickgirl a dit…

little Apol I like you so much !!!!!

happy happy birthday !!!!

Aldona a dit…

Happy birthday to you! And wishing to hear alarm clock when you need it:-)))

Kajin a dit…

Bon anniversaire, et bonne chance! :-)

gr8jewellery a dit…

Happy Birthday Apol! :)

Good luck with waking up early! May the alarm clock be loud, the coffee strong and the writing flow easily and swiftly! :)

Hayley Egan a dit…

Happy birthday! Mine is tomorrow. I guess you've had the same experience feeling like after your birthday, all the holidays are finally over. It can be relieving in a way. Hope you get some writing done :) X

Hayley Egan a dit…

Happy birthday! Mine is tomorrow. I guess you've had the same experience feeling like after your birthday, all the holidays are finally over. It can be relieving in a way. Hope you get some writing done :) X

ArtMind a dit…

Oh wow, you're brave making resolutions. Super!
Wish you lots of luck with keeping them! And blogging in French, brave you!
Happy happy happy B-day, Apol! :)

Rose minuscule a dit…

Je te souhaite un très bon anniversaire et aussi je te soutien dans tes bonnes résolutions de nouvelle année!
Un blog en français: chouette! ça me plait ça comme idée!! et les erreurs on s'en fiche tant que les émotions sont là!!!

Leililaloo a dit…

Happy Birthday Apol! I hope you enjoyed your lasagna, chocolate and writing...

Hope we exchange some brief sentences in 2010 again my friend.

In the mean time i'll try to figure out how you do all that in one lifetime.

Annette F. Tait a dit…

my goodness Apol - that's shocking what happened to Dolly - I'm so glad it was not too serious for her!! sending her a little cuddle and the angel of safety to watch over her.
those traps are evil!

Happy Birthday to you too (albeit rather late), hope your cake was delicious!

and good luck with getting up on your alarm clock and doing your writing!
Your stories are wonderful - a breath of fresh air and I wish you the very best!

I would have written all this in French but I only know Russian and a smattering of Chinese :)

Pajara Pinta a dit…

came to wish you and your family happy new year... and now happy bday too!!!!

Good for the French thing! congrats, is very hard for me to learn it and tomorrow I´ll start again traying... wish me luck!

flying away now....

Cara Carmina

La Pomme a dit…

Tu es trop sympa, Rose Miniscule! Merci pour les encouragements. J'en ai besoin...

claire de De Beaux Souvenirs a dit…

Mais ton français est parfait ! et quel plaisir de te lire dans notre langue !!! Et bon courage pour ta résolution, se lever avant sa tribu c'est la seule solution...mais que c'est dur !