I’m not a big New Year’s resolution maker, mainly because I always end up breaking them fairly quickly. But this year, I made myself one giant resolution, and that is to keep a positive attitude and just enjoy life. In doing so I have convinced myself already that 2010 is going to be an amazing year, and why shouldn’t it be? I have a lot to look forward to!
On the writing front I’ve got two, yes, two books releasing this year! In February, my second YA book, THE LIFE OF GLASS, will be out. And some time in the fall my first book for adults, THE TRANSFORMATION OF THINGS, will be out. Rather than feel stressed, scared, or overwhelmed (as I might have done last year when THE SEPTEMBER SISTERS came out), I have decided to simply be excited. No, thrilled, really. Just three short years ago, I greeted the new year with nothing but an unsold manuscript and some rejection letters, so two books out in one year is more than a dream come true for me. I’m also looking forward to all that comes with it, book signings and book sightings, and really, going from a debut author to the author of three published books, in just a few short months.
I’m also looking forward to finishing up my second adult book (which is in the final stages of revision right now) and hopefully finding a home for my third YA book. In between all my promoting and, you know, positive thinking, I would like to also find the time to start my next book. (I already have the idea, of course!)
On the personal front, this is the year I’ll celebrate my ten-year-anniversary with my husband and we’ll take our much-discussed vacation to celebrate (our first kid-free trip since our kids were born– we’ve had the grandparents booked already for three years!). Vegas, here we come! My oldest son will start going to school all day, and my youngest son will hopefully finally leave toddler-hood, tantrums, and diapers behind.
I know it’s going to be a busy year, and it’ll probably fly by, maybe too fast. But I’m also looking forward to enjoying the ride!