Wow, Aledans. The Holidays are officially over, and leave us staring down a new year. Last January I began these weekly Thursday updates because I knew it was going to be a busy, awesome year, and for Trina was I right. It was a crazy year. Crazy good, and crazy bad, but the good won out in the end. I finished re-writing NAMELESS in January, storylined the next two books, and then found out in June that I had to re-write NAMELESS again. I didn’t finish that re-write until the beginning of December. I was really trying to be done sooner, but, you know, GUTGAA broke my heart (warning: there’s a photo of a giant spider in that post!).
I’m really happy with the re-write, so I’m glad I got the feedback before I started querying. Right now it’s hanging out with the Crits for Water agent, and in a week I plan to start cold querying to see if I can hook any other agents. Then it’s time to move on and work on Apollo, who’s hanging out with Adriana Ryan so she can find all his weaknesses and pick him apart until he bleeds little words all over her floor. Because she’s awesome like that 🙂
While I wait for her to pummel my baby into a bloody mess I’m reading a ton. Right now I’m on THE NIGHT CIRCUS, which is so good it’s actually slowed me down because I don’t want to miss any part of it. I still need to finish A FEAST FOR CROWS, which I’ve been working on slowly all year. But first I’ll probably read HALE MAREE, DRY SPELL and EARTH TONES, NEW PRIDE, and DIVERGENT.
I also find myself owing Ryan a critique, since I never did type up last year’s critique (it’s ok, he ended up re-writing his book also). I also owe two other friends a critique. I’ll get Tyffani‘s finished first, since she’s on a deadline, and then work on the other two 🙂
I need to get back into yoga again, as well. I was doing it twice a week steadily until I broke my thumb this summer. Then I started up again just in time for my heart to go crazy and I stopped. I can definitely feel the difference after a few months of no yoga. I gotta fix that.
It was a hell of year, and next year’s going to be much the same, I think. Here’s hoping the scales next year also tip more in the direction of crazy good. You Aledans are awesome, and I’ll see you all again in the new year!