Friday, December 17, 2010

Kissing 2010 goodbye

Wednesday's answer and winner: It was the Hope Diamond. It's at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. I wish the lighting were better. I've seen pictures where you can really see the color. Alas, this is not one of them. I blame museum lighting and a thick sheet of glass. The first to get it right was Alyssa. Way to go! I'm sure she's been looking at a lot of diamonds recently since she gets married tomorrow. Here's wishing you the best in nuptial bliss, Alyssa. I'm so excited for you.

2010:  It's been a great year. Pivotal for me. I feel more like an actual writer. I attended my first writer's conference. I had some serious agent interest in my WIP until I pulled it back in for more edits. (It really needed them.) I've realized I don't need to be racing to the finish line. (Major realization!) I'll finish when I finish. It's one of the luxuries you have as a beginning writer. I just need to make the story right. I had a major plot epiphany (at the afore-mentioned conference) and have been working on it ever since--slowly, I'll grant you, but I'm insisting that family and personal commitments come first.

So...

Farewell, 2010. Kisses! You've been a good friend.

Happy Holidays to all of you out in the blogosphere. I'll see you in January.

18 comments:

Susan R. Mills said...

I recently had a plot epiphany too. I'm trying to decide if I should go back and make the changes. We'll see. Happy Holidays!

Carolyn V. said...

I still need to get to the point where I feel like I don't have to rush. It's something I struggle with.

The Hope Diamond is gorgeous!

Have a great holiday season Lois! =D

Angela Ackerman said...

I love looking back and seeing growth. Some times it's a bunch of little steps, other times, big ones. :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oooooh! So that's what the Hope Diamond looks like.

I also realized the same thing as you about being a new writer. No deadlines or unrealistic expections, other than what I impose on myself. Now I'm enjoying the process even more. :D

Have a great Christmas, Lois.

Amie Kaufman said...

2010 sounds like it was a great year! Have a wonderful time over the break and take care. Here's to 2011!

Silicon Valley Diva said...

Congrats on finding your groove in writing your novel.
Best wishes & Happy Holidays!

T. Anne said...

I'm glad your content taking your time. I've come to the same realization lately. Here's to a better 2011 for the both of us!

Abby Minard said...

Sounds like 2010 was a good year for you in writing! What conference was it that you went to? Good luck with the new year!

Patti said...

I realized that too, about it not being a mad dash, but more of a marathon. Like you said it's a luxury us beginner writer has. Have a great Christmas and see you in January.

Samantha Vérant said...

Hey, I just made a new "online" friend who also lived in Perpignan. Small world! At any rate, I wanted to wish a joyful holiday season and a very happy New Year! 2011 will be amazing. I know it. Believe it!

Susan Fields said...

Happy holidays to you, too!

lotusgirl said...

Thanks, all! I'm having a nice break. I hope all of you are too.

Abby, The conference I attended was the SCBWI conference in Charlotte.

Priya Shankar said...

I was just reading through the list of books you've highlighted. I've read Leviathan, Atlas Shrugged, and Invisible man, but so many other books I haven't read! I'll definitely be reading some of these. Also, I loveee the quote at the top of your page- it's beautiful.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Happy 2011, Lois!
I hope it's filled with nothing but happiness!
Hugs to you!

Jessie Oliveros said...

So what's this about a plot epiphany...

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Lois...Where are you??? Happy New Year!

Shari said...

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Caryn Caldwell said...

It's been such a crazy month that I'm only now getting back to reading peoples' blogs. I saw the Hope Diamond once. It was very gaudy, though some of the other girls on the eighth grade field trip thought it was bee-you-tee-fullll.