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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It's almost here...2013...Wow, when I was young(er), the year 2013 sounded like a
Star Trek episode, and now I am actually going to be living (I hope) it. The last two years have been very exciting for me and I pray that this new one will wield the success in publishing that I dream about.  
     Right now Raspberry Beret is doing much better than I expected and reports in are that it is better than Abby. By the way, it looks like FriesenPress (www.friesenpress.com) is selling that first title on their sale page and offering free shipping. Trust me, folks, that is a deal. If you didn't already know, Abby won an award in October and is officially the 2012 Readers Favorite Honor Medal winner for YA fiction. I am SO honored and proud of my gal Abby!
      Reader Favorite (www.readersfavorite.com) is an awesome website that offers free reviews and valuable info in the publishing world. I am so glad I found a home there.
     In November I completed the NaNoWriMo (def a site worth perusing) challenge for the second year and still like my writing idea but I do not plan to look at it again for a while. My original idea took a weird turn and I think that happened because I just wanted to achieve the word count. I have decided to let that dog lie until summer break when I can spend some quality time dissecting it. Of course my students are anxious to know about it since they had to live with their crazed teacher during that month of grueling and often senseless commentary on the subject. Thanks to those who expressed concern:)
     Okay,m enough jibber jabber...Here is my long awaited resolution list for this epic  Star Trek year:
1. actively seek an interested agent
2. give attention to those friends who still exist
3. find my parents a house to buy
4. be a patient mother and loving wife
5. pray daily
6. write on my blog more often

Happy New Year!



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