Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last Blog Post of 2009

Well, my friends, we've done it--we've made it through another year alive. That's what I'm most thankful for.

But I have a lot of other things to be thankful for, too. I thank God for these blessings in my bedtime prayers:

My job. The economy is looking up (finally). Still, there are plenty of people without work, who would cut off their pinky toe for a paycheck. I'm grateful to be able to pay my bills on time.

A roof over my head. It's a well-known fact there are millions of homeless people and/or people who had to move in with someone else to save money. Times are tough.

Transportation. Gas isn't cheap, especially with my 30-45 minute (depending on traffic) drive to work Mon-Fri. But I'm lucky to have a way to get there. If I didn't have a car, I wouldn't have a job.

A warm bed to sleep in. I know, by now you're probably like, whaaaaat? But sometimes it's the simple things that matter. I think of all the people out there who sleep on the streets without a blanket in this freezing weather, including children. My heart goes out to them.

More things I'm thankful for:

My gift of writing. I honestly don't know where it's going. I pray to God every night that he'd show me the way, that I leave it in His hands, but would *still* love to land an agent. And even if I don't land one in the upcoming year, I'm not going to stop. I never have.

My fellow writing friends. Even though I don't *really* know half the people on the boards over at AW, I still consider them my friends. They're the only ones who get what I'm talking about, and are there to answer any questions I have, help me edit my latest project, and give overall advice. They are some of the smartest, most talented human beings of our generation. Watch out! Their novels are coming to a bookstore near you. :)

My family. Okay, we all have the crazies, the drama queens, and the black sheeps of our families. I'm lucky I have my mom and sister. If I didn't have them, I'm pretty sure I'd be the loneliest person on the planet.

In closing, I only have a few goals for 2010:

1. Live every day as if it's my last.

2. Land an agent before I'm old and decrepit.

3. Possibly land a book deal (see wish # 2).

4. Write at least two more books.

5. Read, read, read!

6. Maybe exercise (this might be optional).

7. Get more sleep (this is definite).

By the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


  1. Such an awesome post. I just know that 2010 is your year. After all, I have your book open on my computer as I write this. *Loves SM*
    Happy New Year!

  2. I think I shall copy your list of 2010 goals. <3 Exercise is deff a maybe, haha. We can do it Becca :) You rock!! Happy New Year!!

  3. What a great list of things to be thankful for! It's definitely good not to take your car and home for granted, because it's true, many people are without one or both of those things, sadly.
    I hope 2010 is the year for you!

  4. Happy New Year Becca :]
    I hope 2010 rocks for you!


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