Friday, December 21, 2012

Sister time

I miss my Sis! I'm so excited to see her if just a few days!

Things have changed so much since we were kids. We grew up with our cousins, knew our aunts and uncles, and our grandparents babysat us. Our lives were so rich.

Now we have had to move here and there, farther away from relatives, uprooted from friends, and I feel we are missing out on quality relationships. So I say again, I miss my Sis! And my parents and nieces and nephews, etc. I am going to cherish these upcoming days.

And since I will be tuning out for the next week or so, I leave you with a list and a request...

My top 10 writerly events in 2012...
10. I went to my first writer's conference and had a face to face pitch
9.  I saw one of my favorite books, The Hunger Games, turned into a movie
8.  I also saw the culmination of the legendary Harry Potter series, final movie
7.  I got a short story published in Bewildering Stories e-zine
6.  I finished my second book at Camp Nano (editing!)
5.  I've been requested a bunch for my banner/caricature making skills - surprising and unexpected!
4.  I co-hosted a successful blog hop with my most excellent new friend and CP, Vikki
3.  I am excited for so many friends reaching writing and publishing goals
2.  I have over 500 followers - thanks!!!

and the number one achievement this year, a fulfillment of my 2012 New Year's Resolution!...

1. I got a publisher!!

2012 has been an awesome year!

And here's the request. If you get bored over the holidays and feel like writing a post, here's a prompt: I'd love to hear your top ten of 2012 - it can be about anything! I've seen some movie choices, book favorites, favorite characters, shows, etc. Have you done anything new and exciting? travel? (hint, hint, Rhonda) Lists are awesome blog posts!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

23 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Number one rocks! And of course everyone wants you to do banners for them - they're really cool.
Enjoy time with your sister and family.
I posted my achievements on Wednesday.
Have a wonderful Christmas, Tara!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

What a great Top 10! Enjoy your holiday! :)

Huntress said...

Darn awesome number One, I say.

Dana said...

Great list! Merry Christmas, Tara!

Candilynn Fite said...

So very happy for you, Tara! Many good things to end the year. I hope you enjoy your holiday season, and your time with your sis. :)

Madeleine Sara said...

Loved your top 10 and I may take you up on the idea of posting my own, as it is making me think.
Meanwhile CONGRATULATIONS!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Your year seems to have gone pretty well writing wise. Congrats again on getting a publisher and happy holidays.

David P. King said...

That's right! I'm way excited to see how this publisher works for you. Enjoy your sister time! :)

Julie Luek said...

You've had a great year! Congratulations. And you do very cute banners too!

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations on all the personal accomplishments in your list!

Kelley Lynn said...

I'd say you've had an awesome year! Congrats babe!!!

And here's to an amazing 2013 :)

VikLit said...

What a great year! I am excited for 4 obviously YAY to new friend and blog hop but for PUBLISHER obviously.

I must make some 2013 writing resolutions!!

E. Arroyo said...

Yay! Congrats! Can't wait what 2013 will bring. =)

Rhonda said...

LOL - thanks for the challenge. The funny thing is, I have been jumping around all excited about reaching all my 2012 goals this year. I will take your challenge, sometime before the end of the year. Thanks :)

Christine Rains said...

What an excellent year! I'm so happy for you. Enjoy your holidays! :)

Rhonda said...

Me again, almost forgot to congratulate you on your great year and your publisher! Yay! congrats to you.

Cynthia said...

Sounds like you had an eventful writerly year! That is so awesome that you have a publisher. Have a wonderful holiday!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara .. have a wonderful time with your sister - it is difficult when jobs take us all over the place ..

Many congratulations on being published .. and have a fabulous holiday and festive time ... cheers Hilary

Sherry Ellis said...

Congratulations on getting a publisher! It was a great year for you.

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Enjoy your family time and congratulations on reaching your goals!

Pk Hrezo said...

You've had a very good year, Tara! Congrats on the publisher and here's to a very successful 2013! Cheers! :D

Tara Tyler said...

thanks yall!
going to respond on your blogs =)

Heather Gardner said...

I love your list!

I love your NUMBER ONE!!!

YEAH!!! Can't wait to see it!
HMG