What was your favorite New Year's?
Mine was last year. I was in India, invited to a party at a neighbor's house. We got to meet the family and had the most fascinating conversation. They gave us chai (hoorraay!) and a dessert (not so much of a hooray), then they went dancing. I was in bed by ten. Jet lag, you know. This year, I don't have any plans--other than to be asleep by midnight. :0) I'm actually a night owl but lately I've been waking up at the same time everyday without an alarm clock. Staying up doesn't have the same appeal it once did.
What are your plans, if any?
2009 was a great year for me. I started it off in India, wondering where in the world my life was going and am ending it with direction. That's pretty cool. I started reading writing blogs in January, in July started my own, joined ACFW, and even had a magazine pick up two of my pieces (a nonfiction article and a short story). I also queried a novel, received roughly ten battle wounds (ahem... rejections) and spent most of the fall overhauling said book. My plan is to re-submit spring 2010. I'm trying to wait until the Nano downpour is out of the way. I started novel #6, started coming on staff with a missions organization, and most importantly, cuddled with my poodle as often as I could. All in all, a pretty good year.
2010 already has one strike against it because I can't make a smiley face out of the digits like I've been doing with the double 00's for the past decade. But other than that, I have great hope. :0) I guess I could still make a smiley face, but it would look weird. And I don't know whether to call it "2-10" or "two thousand ten". Which do you prefer?
I don't really make New Year's resolutions. I used to make twenty every year. I'm not really sure why, just that I felt like it had to be twenty. Then I scratched them all and just started making the same one: to be ambidextrous. Whenever I'm bored I try writing with my left hand in pursuit of this ambition.
I do dream, though. This time next year, I want to have an agent. I want either a book on submission with a publishing house or a contract. I want novel #6 to be written, edited, and ready. I want to revise book #4 and have it ready as well.
Guess I better get to work!
This is my last post for the week--and the year. I'll see y'all 4 January. Have a great (and safe) New Year's, whether you're asleep before midnight (like me, hopefully) or stay up into the wee hours of the night. I love y'all and am thankful for you!
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