Friday, March 7, 2008

Tagged, Past, Present and Future

20 Years Ago 1988....I was 12 years old. I lived in American Fork. This is the year before I moved for the first time. I have since moved 12 times.

10 Years Ago 1998...For the first part of the year I was serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Philippines. I started the year in Ilo Ilo, Then moved to Bacolod. I came home in October and faithfully waited for D. to get home from his mission in 1999.

5 Years Ago 2003...I started the year living in Arizona and having my second child. Then I moved to Heber and we lived up Daniel's Canyon.

3 Years Ago 2005...I had my 3rd child. My oldest daughter started Kindergarten. I became friend with Alyson and she got me interested in writing again.

1 Year Ago 2007...I wrote my first novel. I met four of my favorite authors (Shannon Hale, Stephenie Meyer, Orson Scott Card, and Brandon Sanderson). I got accepted into Orson Scott Card's writing bootcamp. I got to go see Wicked in LA.

So Far This Year 2008...I started another book. I met several other fun writers (Mette Ivie Harrison, Jessica Day George, Gail Carson Levine) I met with Orson Scott Card again and he looked over the first 10 pages of my new story and gave me advice on it. I wrote a query letter for my first book. I watched a lot of Everybody Loves Raymond and King of Queens with my hubby.

Yesterday...I went to the Temple. I took my son out for a Jamba Juice. I worked on editing my book and query letter for submission. I watched the American Idol result show.

Today I...Cleaned my room, the bathroom, the kitchen and the living room, wrote and edited books all day, made Shrimp Taco's for dinner, and taught my daughter some Yoga stretches.

Tomarrow I will...Clean my whole house so I can be ready for Sunday, Work on my book some more. Take my kids on a date and make my hubby plan what we are going to do for Spring Break.

1 year from now...I hope I will have found an agent and be getting a book published, have gotten my own house, have finished another book, and have had a lot of fun with my family.

I tag...everyone who lives on my street. DO you know who you are? :)


Hassingers said...

Southern Cali. here you come (your husband just doesn't know it yet)!! I love these tags. I love getting to know people more. Yuck on the moving!!

J Glazier said...

I can't beleive it 10 moves~! WOW. You are one busy woman, you make me look lazy the past few days! FUN TAG LOVED IT!

kingwritergirl said...

I'm glad you did this, it sure is fun to learn more about people

Dani said...

I hate moving, I feel tired just thinking about moving so often! It's fun to hear more about you!

Anonymous said...

I think it was about 16 years ago that I was sitting in your basement listening to Air Supply and crushing on your brother :-)