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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 in Review

The year 2013, overall, has been a very good one for me. I accomplished a lot this year and met several goals, as well as road out some bumpy roads. As far as writing goes, 2013 has been my strongest year yet!

In 2013, I...

  • Finally found a job after six months of unemployment
  • Sent FOLLOWED BY FROST to a small press that has turned out to be very promising
  • Finished THE PAPER MAGICIAN, EMPIRE OF CRANES AND SPIDERS, and THE GLASS MAGICIAN
  • Signed with an agent
  • Got pregnant (it was planned; this is a good thing!)
  • Sold two books to 47North
  • Quit my day job after six months because while it paid well, the atmosphere was degrading
  • Made lots and lots of book revisions
  • Made fun of Congress for Halloween
  • Had a really bad cold that wonked out Thanksgiving plans
  • Got to spend lots of time at home with family for Christmas (I'm still here, actually)
  • Got my official editor-edits at the end of the year! I have nine more days to finish them. Eek!

Here's hoping 2014 is equally productive! Edits are due this month, Baby is due in February, and THE MATERIALS MAGICIAN is semi-due after that. I'm moving back to Utah (or so is the plan), have more revisions to do for EMPIRE, and trying to figure out what's what while being a mom. Hoping to go to more conventions and hopefully get on some panels, and hoping to make a few more sales. Excited to be close to my family again, and fingers crossed that Husband gets a good job (in Utah)!

Well, off to start the new year by spending money at baby stores.

What accomplishments or trials did you face in 2013? What are you looking forward to in 2014?

6 comments:

  1. Quite a list. ^_^ I do hope that everything goes well for you this year and in Utah; moving is a huge life change, but if it's what you really want, it's worth it all.

    As for 2014, I'm most looking forward to starting work on a new book and trying to get my current one published. Okay, I don't know if I'd say I'm "looking forward" to querying agents, but at least the search is a little bit exciting... I think. @_@

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  2. You have been one busy lady! Wishing you all the joy in the world come that special day in Feb!

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  3. Nine days and counting (for the edits). Something you'll be able to list as accomplished in 2014!

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  4. Ah, baby stores are so much fun! Good luck on the edits.

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  5. WOW! That's a crazy awesome 2013. Hope 2014 is even more amazing!!!!

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  6. Man, you are a rock star! Congrats on all of the great things!

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