Thursday, April 14, 2011

Loafty goals

So I have the next consecutive 11 days off from work. And my TO DO list in enormous!!!
I've set some incredibly high goals to accomplish, starting with cleaning, organizing, and bringing in a bunch of stuff to donate, writing three weeks worth of lesson plans and getting all of the stuff together to actually make the lessons and finishing up a project the kids started, and spending time with family members, doing Easter dinner and all of that, and finishing my draft of Los Diablos and my revisions on Jaded Hope, researching more agents and sending out another batch of queries! Also, there's a shopping day in there somewhere with my mom, a romance paper to write, and menial things like eating and sleeping.

Since I couldn't participate in this month's BIAW challenge for my local CNYRW, I will be using my facebook as a daily goal updater to help keep me motivated! Check it out and PLEASE encourage my processes, so I can stay motivated! This is going to be a seriously long week! :-) But I'm super-excited

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

France Beckons!

As some of you may be able to tell by the Eiffel Tower design of my blog and the Bonjour & Bienvenue on my website, that I am quite a francophile. I have just accepted a position to go and teach English in the French department of Poitiers. I am not sure yet what level I will be teaching or at how many schools. It can be up to three schools within the district, but no more than 12 hours per week in the classroom. 
There are many more steps in this process: 

  • Buying copious amounts of plane tickets between NY, Dublin, Paris, Pittsburg, Paris, & NY. 
  • Signing job contracts 
  • Finding housing
  • Getting a work VISA 
  • Opening a new bank account 
 And probably quite a few other things that I either am forgetting or don't know about yet! :-) 
But the important thing is that I will be in FRANCE. Writing my query letters, e-mailing with my agent (hopefully), drafting new books, revising current WIPs, keeping up with my Graduate Studies, and generally loving the French life!  
Anyone want to come visit?