Friday, January 6, 2012

It's Gotta Be A Champagne Sort of Year

Hello, 2012!! I can't believe we're six days into you already!!

Well, did you all have fun while I was away? I certainly did--although there was a rough patch involving troublesome car engines, and unplanned trips to the dentist...

Family was at the forefront. My super-duper nephews (and their parents) came for a week, post-Christmas, and part of the visit overlapped with the three days my brother and his family were in town. We hadn't seen "The Australians" (that's where my brother lives) since 2007, so it was great catching up with them: telling stories, celebrating New Year's. They are nothing if not generous, and bought several bottles of Moet & Chandon to welcome "la nouvelle annee"--sorry, the mention of champagne makes me speak French. Two bottles remain, and I see this as a good omen. I AM BOUND AND DETERMINED TO CELEBRATE SOMETHING EARTH-SHATTERINGLY IMPORTANT IN 2012!!

What that will be, of course, remains to be seen. I'd dearly love to find an agent. I'd love to have my first novel published. But there are a myriad of other things to be excited about. I've finished the first draft of my new novel (and stuck it in a drawer for the obligatory two weeks before revision starts.) I am giddy about an idea I have for another novel, and am busy making plans to start it. On the blogging front, I still can't believe that I am part of the amazing Project Mayhem team, and that Middle Grade Mafioso is on some publicist's radars and is getting invited to be part of blog tours and to review ARCs. After the mail carrier nearly got a hernia lugging all the Cybils' review copies up the front steps, I sort of became a bit spoiled at receiving all these amazing books. I'm a definite book glutton!

Yes, indeed. It's always a bit exciting thinking what a New Year might bring. What exciting plans do you have on your radar?


  1. Congrats on finishing another novel! Finishing that first draft is SO exciting. :o)

  2. What a great feeling it must be to finish the first draft of a novel. I'm starting my first YA novel and hopefully finishing up my upper MG novel this year. Here's to much success in 2012!

  3. I predict an awesome year for you. You've got so much momentum going into 2012! It will be exciting to follow your progress.

  4. Hi, glad you are back
    glad you have an extra bottle of the bubbly...I think this will be your year....

  5. Congrats on completion of the first novel. That is truly exciting! Like you, my holidays were spent concentrating on family. Your post absolutely bubbled with positivity. Love it! Hold onto that champaign. I suspect you may need it this year to celebrate capturing an agent of your own.

  6. Moet is so gangster. Or should I say mobster?

    I just finished a revision pass, so thankfully I have time to actually read a couple blogs.


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