Sorry, I've been off my usual daily posting schedule due to the holidays -- Serious Girl is currently playing politely with Scotch tape in my lap as I write, but her patience with my "other interests" is limited.
So, quickly... please tell me something good or memorable that happened to you in 2009. In keeping with the image above, I'll give you two.
On Xmas Eve, we took Serious Girl to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the big Jackson Pollock. She knows the painting from her Olivia book, and it was so good to be able to bring her to see it in person. We walked into the room in the modern art wing, and when she saw it (it is WAY bigger than you think) she sort of slowed down, and whispered, that's Jackson Pollock. We looked at it for a long time.
The year of querying. Yeah, it's actually been good. In 2009, I finished the final draft of the novel, started querying, started blogging, and found the coolest community of writers (and agents/editors/other interested parties who also care about writing). This year I got to write the show notes for Mur Lafferty's awesome podcast, and a year ago I didn't even know that podcasts existed.
Okay, the two-year-old is no longer willing to tolerate my multi-tasking...
What will you remember about 2009?
Before 2010: there will be a RESOLUTIONS post