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?
OH AND WAIT!!!!
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...