Monday, December 31, 2012

Dear 2012: Goodbye and Thanks For All The Fish*

2012 was a good year. I finished one book and started another (and, if I'm very crafty, I'll be finishing FIND ME today, on 12-31-12, literally at the 11th hour...) I got an agent (which sounds like I got a puppy or I got new car but actually means I got a mensch, an advocate, a literary ninja...) I have met some amazing writerly souls and become friends with people I care about a whole heck lot but have never actually met. I've become a better crit partner and beta reader (you'll just have to take my word for it) and I took up running completing my first 5K run with my daughter a month ago.

Of course there have been knocks. I now know how it feels to be rejected by a publisher (spoiler alert: it's even worse than being rejected by an agent.) And some difficulties involving kids/clients/neighbors/family. But that is every year. 2012 for me will go down as the first year where I felt that I had built and was living a sustainable writing life. I do this now. I am this now. I'm not effing around.

So, here's to 2012. Thanks for being awesome (and you know, a special shout out to the Mayans for being wrong about the end of the world.)

How was your 2012?


On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 I will be revealing the cover to an awesome book, coming in March 2013 from Curiosity Quills Press: THE CHARGE by Sharon Bayliss. How do I know it's awesome? Cuz I beta read it way back in early 2012, and it's the business. So remember to swing by, though it's not my regular blogging day, on Wednesday for THE CHARGE cover reveal!

*Who doesn't love Douglas Adams? I resolve to re-read The Hitchhiker books in 2013...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

And You Are...? LATE

And Sorry, and Lame and did I mention sorry?
I signed up for this great blog hop back in November thinking that December was a very distant shore. Then I slammed into December at full speed. Yikes! 

So without further ado, here is my (belated) entry into the And You Are...? Blog Hop. Please visit these other lovely peeps listed below and give them some warm and fuzzies too.
this blog hop is brought to you by Tammy Theriault and Emil y R. King, who's reward will be great in heaven, or will soon get lots of candy canes (one or the other.) Thanks, girls, for putting this together. 

How many speeding tickets have you gotten?

One. it was for going 40 in a 25 Mile Zone, right outside of the Lincoln Tunnel on my way into a club at around midnight. It was almost 20 years ago but I remember it clearly because it was So. Unfair.
Can you pitch a tent?
Never tried, but I'm going with, yeah sure, how hard can it be?*
*famous last words...
What was your worst vacation ever?
I don't think it was that bad, but I had a less than awesome time when my husband and I went to Aruba. Not maligning Aruba, but they have this weird thing where the wind is constantly blowing - constantly and in the same direction. It makes the trees bend permenantly in one direction. Also, it was so humid that the sheets on the bed felt damp all the time. I don't think I'm a beachy kind of girl in retrospect.
What was the last thing you bought over $100?
Kindle Fire - Merry Christmas to me!
We’re handing you the keys to what?
A secret. Don't tell me what it is, I want to unlock it myself.
What was the last meal cooked that made even you sick?
I made a weird chicken leg thing from a recipe in a slow cooker cookbook that I was dubious about. The recipe said it was Delicious! Her family LOVED it! I followed the directions to the letter and when the legs came out of the cooker they smelled - strange. Plasticky. I served it to my fam with a smile but one bite in, I said FORGET IT! and ordered Pizza. Beware the slow cooker....
Fill in the blank: Oh my gosh! Becky, look at her butt! It is so big. She looks like _____?
she's got two ferrets in her pants, fighting for supremacy!
What was your first car?
Mazda Protoge. Stick Shift. LOVED THAT CAR.
Your best friend falls and gets hurt. Do you ask if she’s okay or laugh first?
Ok, Am I drunk? If I am drunk and do not get the hurt part right away, I might giggle. But being a mom, if someone is hurt, I slap on my serious nurse face pretty quickly.
What’s the worst song ever?
That Brian Adams song from the Robin Hood Movie. I remember when it came out I couldn't figure out the chorus. Or the verse. It was just this maudlin mish-mosh of notes. For some reason, though there are worse and more egregious songs out there, this one always sticks out for me as a mess.
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