Thursday, December 30, 2010

Out with old, in with the new

I've never been big on the whole "New Year's Eve" thing that take some people by storm. But I do like the idea of a new year and the exciting things it can bring. But before I get all spazzed about the New Year, I'd like to take a moment to go over some important things that have happened in 2010. 

And yes, I'm going to use bullets. 

  • I discovered Query Tracker and all the wonderful people over there. 
  • I started seriously querying in April of 2010, which was an enlightening experience
  • I learned how to steal my coworker's XM radion, so I can listen online. Made of awesome
  • I wrote 3 and 1/2 books in 2010. 
  • Some great book series came to an end. A sad but happy feeling.
  • Received a crap ton of rejections 
  • Received several requests for fulls/partials
  • Got some more rejections
  • Got some revise and resubmits
  • And got "the phone call"
  • There was a zombie themed television show (My life is now complete)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • I signed up for twitter. Something I said I'd never do. 
  • Discovered I can write while listening to music
  • One year anniversary of being married, which is 6 months longer than my boss bet on. (Gee, thanks)
I'm sure there are more things, but I haven't had enough coffee to seriously consider the entire year. 

So what to look forward to in 2011
  • The upcoming 2012 apocalypse. Nah, just kidding.
  • Favorite shows coming back on: True Blood, The Walking Dead, Destination Truth, etc.
  • Spin-offs of book series that ended in 2010. I'm looking at you Ms. Mead
  • City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (I am torn on this one. I like the HEA at the end of the original trilogy and I know Ms. Clare is totally gonna screw that up. But Jace is my imaginary boyfriend, so I have to see what he's up to)
  • There are SO MANY great books coming  out in 2011: A Touch Mortal, Possession, Legacy, Accused, The Iron Witch, Witch Eyes, Shattered Souls,  Across the Universe (which I am hearing GREAT things about), Firelight, and so many, many more. 
  • More and more writing, and hopefully more time to do it.
  • My novel comes out, which is a scary and exciting thing
  • Hopefully I learn how to have better patience in 2011. Not holding my breath on that one
And so many, many more things.

So peeps, I have 2 questions for you.
1. What did you love best about 2010?
2. What are you looking forward to most in 2011?


  1. I loved a ton of things in 2010, I started a blog and actually did a ton of research into publishing and seriously submitted to stuff finally! That was an exciting experience in itself. :) Looking forward in 2011...those experiences actually paying off! Awesome that your year went great with so many great things that happened. I hope the next one is just as exciting.

  2. I loved that I started writing a book and ACTUALLY stuck with it. I loved that I found my calling in life--writing. I loved that my first niece EVER graced us with her presence. I loved that I joined Twitter. It's the best thing I've done social networking-wise. ( I vowed never to join either). I loved working on my blog. I loved getting into some really great books that I would never have known about if it weren't for Twitter and following other people's blogs.
    I look forward to guerying for an agent with all the rejection that will come. I look forward to finishing my WIP and starting on my trilogy. I look forward to getting married (no, wait, I don't even have a boyfriend... A girl can dream, right?) I look forward to life.

  3. Golly, I meant to say querying not, guerying. :) It is my fingers fault, not mine. Hehe!

  4. At the moment, I'm looking foward to finishing my works in progress.

  5. Thanks BET

    Julie - guerying works just as good.

    William - I am with you on that one!

  6. I'm behind the times! I didn't know your book had been picked up. Awesome! Wishing you tons of publicity and marketing co-op. Looks like 2011 is already shaping up to be a gang-buster year for you!