Well first, I’d like to welcome my new readers. I used to post more than spotlights, tips, and guest posts (swearsies!) but life got a little crazy. I’ve been juggling school, interning, writing, WriteOnCon, work, this blog, critique partners, two kids, and everything that comes along with each. I made it through about half the year before things started falling apart and I had to take a hard look at all the places my time was sneaking off to. Out of everything, Lit Rambles was, unfortunately, among the easiest of things to pull back on.
To my faithful followers who haven’t bored of me, hi! I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet. I hope you haven’t been concerned. I kept thinking I just needed a break and I’d be back in full force but here it is the end of the year and things are still quiet. It really has been because of business and mental blankness. I’d want to post something outside of the usual features but my mind was just…mush.
And yeah, it’s still mush.
I’ve had a pretty awesome year though, quick as its gone by. I met my 2010 goals. Agent Spotlight is still going strong. WriteOnCon was born and rocked. I went to my first SCBWI conference. Friends of mine have gotten agents and book deals. I’m still reading for a lit agent and love it. And my recent biggie, I quit my job in November! Let’s just say, it’s been a long time since I’ve felt this peaceful. As for writing, I’m revising. Yes! Not drafting, not rewriting, not staring at the screen (okay, maybe sometimes) but revising.
So, naturally, my main my goal for 2011 is to finish this novel, revisions and all, and take the next step. Aside from that, I’ll be focusing on school. I’m graduating in June and really looking forward to having that time back as well. I think it’s going to be a year of Big Accomplishments, even if that only extends as far as finishing my novel and graduating school. Reasonable goals, yes?
Also, I put my feelers out about this on Twitter, but I should discuss it here as well. I’m thinking about taking a two or three month break from Agent Spotlight to do major updates in 2011. I’m just shy of 100 spotlights and can’t keep them all up-to-date any longer. In fact, I might have to bring in a blog partner this year if I intend to keep profiling new agents. I haven’t made any solid decisions yet except to take time off to update the oldest of the bunch. I’d love your thoughts.
I’m sure there’s a lot more I should reflect on or say about 2010 and 2011 but nothing more is coming to mind at the moment. Thank you for your friendship and support. I get so many great comments and e-mails about this blog and I so appreciate them. I hope you all have a safe, happy New Year’s. I’m wishing you the best in 2011.
In close, here are some my favorite reads from 2010. A few will be coming out in 2011. Please click on the covers for more info.