HELLO 2013!

Yay!! On to a bright New Year! I can’t help but think of Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ song when I think of all the sparkly possibilities for this year. But before I look at all the shiny new things to come, I’d like to reflect on what has passed…(and it’s my writerly world I’m talking about here)

Until mid-August, I was all alone in my writing.

And by this I mean that other than my family and a few friends with whom I could discuss my current WIP (I love all of you btw!), I knew no one in the industry. And then an amazing thing happened…

My husband told me of a friend he once worked with who’s an author and freelance editor. I was like…

So I e-mailed The Fantabulous Heather Webb about my novel, and just like that, I wasn’t alone anymore. I felt like this…

Then The Fantabulous Marvelous Heather signed me up with Writer Unboxed, and I was like, OMG, look at all these wonderful writers!! (I think I’ve mentioned I’m new to the Social Media thing, right? Right.)

And then, The Fantabulous Marvelous Spectacular Heather mentioned Twitter, and when I checked it out, I was like this…


Before I knew it, I had WRITER FRIENDS!!! And I was like this…

Woo Hoo! Fun!

Now, I have incredibly talented CPs and Betas–Rhiann Wynn-Nolet, Jessy Montgomery, Kate Brauning, and Marieke Nijkamp (I’m determined to find Excalibur for Marieke because she’s epic)–all of whom I know will be published.

I have this amazing support from fellow writers that I never even dreamed existed. We share recipes writerly advice, our joys and frustrations with movies & TV shows, food, the weather our craft, and our tears and triumphs with our babies (this sometimes includes our children and pets, not just our books).

I can’t begin to tell you how super lovely these people are. They inspire me. Every one of them. Have I told you guys how much I love you? I love you like this…

So in reflection, 2012 has been a blessing for me, and I sincerely thank everyone who made it so.

And because of all the awesomeness of 2012, I know this year is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!

So HAPPY 2013 EVERYBODY!!

 

 

 

4 Responses to “HELLO 2013!

  • Aw thank you πŸ™‚ And right back at you too!

  • Kate! You give me too much credit. πŸ™‚ You’re fabulous and a great writer. And it looks like you tapped into a crit partner gold mine! I’m so happy for you. I can’t WAIT to see where this all takes you!
    xoxo