I don’t have impressive statistics to pull out for my end-of-year wrap-up, but as Jennifer Blanchard puts it, I am OK with where I ended up.
I wrestled with revisions of SoR several times, more so than I did for The Changeling. Even if this book never gets into submission-ready state, I have learned a lot just by tearing it apart, chucking out several pieces, building up some new ones, and patching it back together. In fact, since I’m in the throes of my nth revision, I’ve learned a lot just this week!
I received several encouraging rejections, including one in the spring that had me walking on air even while I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
I wrote one darn good short story (Twisted), and got started on a new book (Kai’s book) that I am excited about (even while I’m busy tearing my hair out over SoR).
I wrote a series of Visual Inspiration workshops for this blog that I an absolute blast with. I like series posts, and I have a couple of more ideas for next year. Keep an eye on this space for them!
Sir I. is doing a fantastic job reading and Miss M. went from sorta knowing her uppercase letters to knowing all the letters (capital and lowercase) and most of her consonant sounds. The Baron went from being the cutest little bottom-scooter you ever saw to being the cutest little climbing and toddling menace you ever saw.
David and I watched all of Battlestar Galactica in three months, or less. It was pretty intense.
We had a lovely spring vacation with David’s family in Florida in the spring.
I had two vegetable beds and grew peas (did great, despite the slugs) and tomatoes (did not do great, because of the blight) for the first time.
I discovered… the piano!
We are healthy and secure. We have wonderful friends and family. And, today it’s SNOWING! How can I not be glad to live in a place that looks like a Christmas card?
How was your 2009?