Thursday, December 30, 2010
THANKFUL THURSDAY: Looking Back on 2010
With New Year's Eve just a day away, I thought it would be good to reflect back on what we're thankful for in 2010!
I'm thankful for my husband, who never complains about how much time I spend on the computer instead of with him. And I'm thankful for all of my Oasis sisters too!
I'd have to say I'm grateful for my family who always stand behind me. And for my daughter's continued health, that her JIA hasn't gotten the best of her and that she wouldn't let it, even if it tried. I'm grateful for my awesome agent Natalie, who picked me out of her slushpile and loved my work enough that she's STILL convinced I'm awesome, too. My wonderful friends I've made this year, and the friendships I've continued from the last. My awesome crit. partners, who aren't afraid to tell me when something sucks, but are just as great at handing out the praise. I'm also grateful I was able to go to my first big conference this year and hope I get to go again next year.
And, of course, you all. Who've made writing not the lonely venture it tends to be. Have a great 2011! May we all be blessed with greatness in the next year.
I'd have to say, writing-wise, I'm thankful for Twitter, because it lead me to YAlitchat, people like my Oasis sisters, and my Savvy CPs Heather, Jus and Katy.
I'm grateful for my growing family, my understanding hubby, health, love--even when its trying--the strides I've made in writing and the amazing writers I've met this past year. If someone would have told me when I began this adventure eleven short months ago that I'd be walking in the footsteps I am now I would have laughed. We live in an amazing world, despite all our issues. I see hope in all our futures.
When it comes to writing I'm thankful for the patience and support of my husband, children, and family. I'm also extremely grateful for all the beta readers, critique partners, and my writing group - including Sophie and Katie at Mundie Moms, Andrea and Lisa at YA Know, and all of my Oasis girls!
Happy New Year!