Happy New Year (almost!). This is one of my last posts for 2009. So, I decided, aptly, to reflect on the year.
Let me start with a quick stroll down memory lane…Christmas 2008 – I received a gift from a parent at school. It consisted of coffee, a cute mug and specialty fortune cookies My fortune was simple – you will become a published author. I loved it. Hung it on my fridge. Read it daily.
Fast forward several months.
Jan – joined first crit group…what an experience that has been
April – finished my second novel. Wound up shelving it with the first – but I may pull them out and rewrite one day.
June – decided to persue representation for my NF book
August – Signed with Krista Goering
Oct – Finished third novel. Decided it had enough merit to revise
Nov – Sold my NF book to Prufrock
Nov – finished proposal for second NF project
Dec – finished first round of revisions on fiction. Goal to have it ready to query in Jan or Feb.
WOW – What a year. And my fortune was RIGHT!!!
I am amazed at the brilliance of the year. Not just as it related to writing – but in the rest of my life as well. Like many, I went through a lot of turmoil this past year. But every trial brought me closer to the things and people who matter most in my life. In more ways than I can ever account for, I am blessed. And I truly can not wait to see what 2010 holds in store!!!
Here’s wishing all of you a wonderful new year and a chance to embrace life in a way that is profound, deep, meaningful!
Come back tomorrow for my last post of 2009. I have some cool news at the end of that post!