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New Year

Heck, Why Not? So. What Happened in 2012?

Hi Everyone!!

So. I don’t normally do a lot of gifs, but I’m going to for this post. YAY. 2012 was pretty memorable for me –and a lot of people I’m close with. It was riddled with huge wins and horrible losses.

2012 was the year I got an internship with the lovely agent, Louise Fury of L. Perkins Agency. It’s also the year I got an agent for my writing, the equally lovely, Judith Engracia of Liza Dawson Associates. It’s also the year I joined the awesome team at Entangled Publishing, as an Associate Editor. Some of my friends got agents and did excellent in various contests. Also, I met some AMAZING people. Too many to list. AND it’s the year that TWO of my CP’s got three-book deals. Brenda Drake with Month9Books for her amazing series LIBRARY JUMPERS, and Maggie Hall with Putnam/Penguin for her awesome series, THE ELITE! Trust me you want your hands on both of their books. I suspect more will come in 2013…

This *may* be an interpretation of how I looked when I found out.

I read a TON of great books. 
And went to my first writer’s conference–RT in Chicago. Where I got to meet my friends, Brenda Drake and Louise Fury in person, and had insta-love with Cecily White (have you added her ANGEL ACADEMY series to your TBR list? You should!) among other awesome activities. I’m going again next year. So get ready, Kansas City!
I joined two amazing blogs in 2012: YA Misfits and The Kindness Project
We had the Olympics and a guy named Felix jumped from space!
Oh, and President Obama won the election – in what had to be the most annoying election in history on both sides. I mean, those commercials were UN-REAL. I feel ya, kid.

But it’s also a year of losses and tragedies. I lost my beloved kitties, George the Creeper, and only 4 months later, Zeus, my heart. We watched as the east coast got pummeled by Hurricane Sandy. The world also lost some beautiful souls in a small town called Newtown, Connecticut.

It was a tough year with too many tears and a ton of WHYs?

It’s also the year the world was supposed to end, according to the Mayans.

Luckily, that didn’t happen.

But with every loss and tragedy comes new beginnings. And that’s what I’m going to make 2013. A New Beginning!


So here’s to AWESOME things that will happen in 2013.

Also, I’m just going to post some more Ryan Gosling gifs, because… why not.

I hope you all have a very Happy New Year!!! I’m excited about 2013 and you should be too, ’cause it’s going to be EPIC!

See you next year!!

~Er

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Back To The Future Part II took place in 2015… Yeah.

Hi Everyone!!

Whew, I have been a bad blog mommy… very neglectful. However, I have been reading and revising a lot, so it’s all good, right? I sure hope all of you are doing well and enjoying these last couple days of 2010 ;o)  I missed ya!

So. Yeah, that pic? A little more action than I’m gonna see in 2011. Looks fun though ;o)

So, onto the reason for this post! To share my fav’s of 2010 with you! Do we have any in common? What were your fav’s?

2011. Gah. That looks so strange. Like we should be living in space or riding in flying cars… back to Back To The Future II, can you believe it was in 2015?? I’m sorry, I can’t get over that. It’s in 4 years. Anyhoo… onto my fav’s…

*Some* (I could list many more) books I loved this year (in no particular order)

Matched, by Ally Condie, Loved it!! Can’t wait for the next. Ky <3
The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson, Unbelievable, loved it to the core Fallen, by Lauren Kate,  Awesome! Loved the second, too
All of Cassie Clare’s (CoB, CoA, CoG, CA) I love her writing, her characters, everything. Ah, Jace.
The DUFF, by Kody Keplinger  So real. I was sucked right in. She’s a great writer.
Perfect Chemistry, by Simone Elkeles, OMG *swoon* she knows how to write. I also really liked Leaving Paradise.
Some Girls Are, by Courtney Summers, Love her, love her writing. I devour anything she writes.
The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, I’ll admit to being one of the people that didn’t love the last one, but WOW, what a fantastic series. She knows how to get that page turning, even when it’s three in the morning and you can’t feel your toes anymore. Team Peeta Foreva
Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick, I just finished Crescendo and this gal knows how to weave in some mystery. I have a love/hate relationship with Patch… mostly love (who are we kidding). Yeah, she sucks me in too. One thing after another. Good stuff
Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater, her writing is a like music notes, it flows, it’s beautiful, it’s haunting. Love her stuff
Tempest, by Jamie DeBree, she’s a great friend who wrote a HOT book (seriously, on fire). Can’t wait to read the next!  
A Reaper’s Tale: The Undecided, by Adam Slade, such a great story, funny, original. I loved it. Love him too. Great guy.

TV Shows I loved in 2010

Dexter– hands down, my favorite. If you aren’t watching, you should be!
Chuck– underestimated, but shouldn’t be. Chuck is a fantastic character full of contradictions. (and Zachary Levi is hot) but that’s not the reason I watch. Ha
Big Bang Theory– lost a little steam for me this year, but still one of the funniest out there. I love Sheldon.
Criminal Minds– I always get ideas for books watching this show. The writers are excellent, show after show, they come up with new stuff.
Glee – It’s losing steam with me, but I love the characters and the singing. Gotta love the singing ;o)

Movies I loved in 2010

Easy A – Top of my list this year. So funny, well acted, writing was fabulous. See it! I <3 Emma Stone.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Pt. 1 – My favorite of the HP movies so far. Loved it!
Inception – Unbelievable. It’s right up there with Easy A. Such a glorious mind- uh, rhymes with Chuck.

Writing

Well, NaNo was great this year! I think I’ve come up with a story I can really start getting behind. It’s not great, by any means, not yet, anyway. But I think the potential is there, more so with this one than any other. So *maybe* this will be the year I start querying. For almost three years I’ve been studying blogs, reading writing books, writing, chatting with authors/writers/pub peeps on twitter, blogs, facebook (all of you <3). I think I may be ready to jump in. Probably not until closer to the middle/end of the year, but *fingers crossed* It always seems I start every year thinking it’s going to be new and fresh and really it’s kind of the same, old stuff. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’m still me, you’re still you. Changes happen. But inside, I usually stay about the same. Thank goodness. So out with the old, in with the old, I say ;o) So that’s my break down. What about you? What did you love in 2010? What are you thinking about for 2011? Have you seen Back to The Future 2? Have a happy & safe New Year’s! <3
Er
 
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