A little bit of Christmas Music to start you off.
I woke up, sneezing like bananas way too early this Christmas morning. In my house we have a rule. No waking everyone up till 7 a.m. Thus, I’ve decided to write my final blog post of 2014. It’s been one hell of a ride hasn’t it?
Over all, I have to say it’s been a great year. Sure, there’s been trials and tribulations, but what year passes that doesn’t have those? The trials and tribulations help shape and mold who we are. Recognizing the happy moments in between however, is what makes it all worth wild.
I found a little site called Agent Query Connect. Now, while I rarely frequent it anymore, without it, I would never have met some of the best people in the writing world. I found out about Pitch Wars through people on this site, and was given the courage (especially by my CP Tiffany Hofmann) to put my work out there. I didn’t get into Pitch Wars, but I made some amazing friends, CP’s, and from that, I’ve been able to gain enough confidence in my work to truly believe that one day I will be published.
Pitch Wars also helped me found Whiskey, Wine, & Writing, cohosted with Nikki Roberti. It’s been crazy fun, and in the New Year, we’re even having best selling adult and teen author, Rachel Caine on the show. It’s amazing to think how far a little show came from talking about a contest, to now being a weekly show that has contributors and wonderful people in the writing world willing to be on.
It’s been so humbling to see how many people love the show, and there are so many people to thank for that, including but not limited to, Tiffany Hofmann who help me found the show, Nikki Roberti who is my permanent cohost, Brenda Drake for coming on the first night and helping us connect with the writing world, as well as our wonderful guests such as: Jenn Blackwood, Brighton Walsh, Rhonda Helms, Veronica Bartles, and so many more!
In eleven days I start working on my Bachelors at FAU. I’ll be majoring in English with a minor in Film and Television. I honestly, can’t wait to start.
If nothing else, 2014 has showed me that dreams are obtainable. You just have to be willing to work hard for them. I’m still working to obtain mine, and I’m not giving up on them ever. Perseverance is a good lesson to learn.
Other people I want to acknowledge for being awesome are my CP group, EL Wicker, Diana Pinguicha, and Kathy Palm. These wonderful ladies have put up with my hectic schedule at the end of this year, and supported me like champs. Fantastic writers, strong women, and I love them for their honest input on my work.
As 7 a.m. draws closer, and I get maybe just a little bit giddy about seeing my husbands face when he opens his gifts this morning, I’m going to wrap this up, with a big ol’ thank you to everyone who has helped and supported me this year. I hope you have a Merry Christmas, and in the New Year your creativity sky rockets like a boss! Happy writing and have a wildly creative holiday season!