I was checkin’ out Shelli’s blog the other day and really liked her review of her life in 2008. Since so much has happened in my writing (and personal) life this year, I thought it’d be nice to look back.
So here we go…
-Graduated a semester early to focus on writing
-Researched industry, tried to figure out what the heck I was supposed to do
-Found Absolute Write Water Cooler
-Finished book #1, a YA mystery titled WEIRD TATTOOS AND LOW IQS
-Queried WEIRD TATTOOS, racked up rejections
-Wrote the proposal for SCOUT, a YA graphic novel
-Started Fumbling with Fiction!
-Began receiving review copies of fabulous books like The Gargoyle, The Map Thief, Land of Invisible Women and many more–an unexpected perk
-Joined the Verla Kay Blueboards
-Discovered some of my all-time favorite YA books: The Boyfriend List, Wicked Lovely, Twilight, I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You, Thirteen Reasons Why…
-Found artists for SCOUT
-Moved from Philadelphia, PA to Austin, TX to start law school at the University of Texas
-Found Purgatory and the fabulous Purgatorians
-3 offers of representation for SCOUT, plus 1 offer of represenation for WEIRD TATTOOS
-Signed with Super Agent Dan Lazar of Writers House!
-Nate (boyfriend) moved from Washington, D.C. to Austin
-Finished SCOUT script, lengthened synopsis, completed proposal, signed contracts with artists
-Wrote an article for SCBWI’s January issue of Sprouts
-Agent began subbing SCOUT
-Went in a hole to study so that I would not fail out of my first semester of law school
-Met some great writing friends through Purgatory whom I am so thankful for because I know that I would not know half of what I know now without them
-Began work on next 2 proposals/projects
…And here we are. That’s a pretty successful year if I do say so myself. It will be interesting this time next year to check back and see how much has changed and how much as stayed the same. I certainly hope to have taken the next (or next several) step(s) in my writing career. And you can bet that I’ll be spending another year working my tail end off to make sure that happens.