Listening to The Nutcracker on a Rainy Day

Yes, that is what I'm doing. My three sweet cherubs are playing nicely together (miracles do happen!) and I am able to sneak some laptop time. Yesterday I even worked on my fantasy WIP for a little while and that felt really good! 

I have been incredibly busy and I really want to write my Feis post! The Feis was amazing and I can't wait for the next one in January! We adults are supposed to get a school dress made for it, but we still need to be measured. So I'm crossing my fingers that it will be ready in time! I'm also learning the Blackbird set dance for my Novice set dance and I love it! I'm trying to get the set part down, with all those fun rocks and such. ;) Oh boy! 

New goal: San Francisco Oireachtas 2016! I am THRILLED about this because we live right next to SF and my TC said I will probably be able to do the adult traditional set at the Oireachtas! She's going to help me prepare; I love how supportive my school is. Such a blessing! We are also trying to get an adult 8-hand ceili together; I am trying to talk my husband into it, hehe. Hopefully he can join us! 

Otherwise, I'm busy with housework and my kiddos. My twins turned 4 last Sunday and I am so proud of them. They are growing up so fast and are learning so much. Even Baby G, my 2 year old, is learning more new words every day! He's been a talker since way before he turned 2, but now he's asking more complex questions. It's fun! None of my them are napping any more, but I make it work. They just go to bed early. XD 

I've got a whole bunch of poems, flash fics, and even a children's book pending responses by editors, so that's good. Hopefully I'l hear good news. I have a bunch of poems that have been pending for almost a whole year.... I am considering withdrawing them. It's a little annoying, especially when I've asked that publication twice on Facebook when they are going to get back to authors. Fellow writers: how long should an editor hold your work before getting back to you? 

Tell me what you all are up to? I would love to meet more Adult Irish Dancers!! *waves* 

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  1. Wow, busy year coming up, it seems! Irish dancing sounds amazing and fun, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing updates on this while learning something new in the process. :)

    Best of luck on your WIP, and I hope the editors get back to you soon. Thanks again for the comment on my blog, and you've gained a new follower with me~

    Have a great day ☆

    -Evie-

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  2. Wow, busy year coming up, it seems! Irish dancing sounds amazing and fun, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing updates on this while learning something new in the process. :)

    Best of luck on your WIP, and I hope the editors get back to you soon. Thanks again for the comment on my blog, and you've gained a new follower with me~

    Have a great day ☆

    -Evie-

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    1. Hi Evie! Thanks so much for stopping by! Irish Dancing is awesome and I am so glad I am back into it. I danced as a kid and it feels great to be back! ;)

      Great to meet you and I look forward to your updates as well!

      ~Ophelia

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  3. So we definitely need to become friends! Not only do we have dance in common, but I also LOVE to write. I'm on Chapter 35 of a 40 chapter YA novel. Have you had any luck with submitting things? That's what I'm most scared of!

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    1. We sure do! ;) Find me on Facebook too! That's so awesome that you like to write too! Wow, you are almost done; what is your YA novel about? I'm about 76000 words into my fantasy novel; hoping for 90-100K. It hasn't been easy finding time to work on it, but it's a lot of fun! I also write poetry and shorter pieces; I've submitted A LOT of work over the past couple of years, and I've been published. It's a great way to get your name out there while you are working on a larger work. I also try to be active on Twitter and follow other writers and publications. Don't be scared to submit! :) Rejections can hurt and are no fun to receive, but they can sometimes help you become a better writer. When you do get an acceptance, seeing your work in print either online or in paper form, it's a great feeling. I can definitely give you some feedback or share some great publications with you. Let me know what you think! :) Yay for writing and dancing friends!!

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  4. Sounds like you are having fun with your classes and your writing. ^ ^ I'm glad you're having a good time! I'm about to go for a Kung Fu testing tonight so I'm feeling that anticipation. For waiting for responses it depends on what you sent in. A novel manuscript would be a few months, a query would be a few weeks, a short story would probably be one or two months. I'd check back in a month for a flash fic and short stories. Hope that helps!

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