Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve!

Thanks to fellow Phillies fan MIKE for this picture!

2010 was a pretty good year for me.  All three of my favorite baseball teams made it into the playoffs.  The Lost finale happened, answering...well, some of my burning questions about the show (and yeah, I'm still obsessing over Lost).  I met my amazing boyfriend.  I met some of my very favorite baseball players: Roy Halladay (above, and not a hockey player--he plays baseball), Cole Hamels (again), and Justin Morneau, among others.  I'm close to finishing the first draft of my first book.  I'm also doing some writing over here.  I saw my first Muse show...and my second one, too. 

I'm looking forward to 2011, though.  I'm excited for a year of the Phillies having the best pitching rotation in baseball, a year of not only writing more stuff but (gasp!) actually finishing a novel, and spending more time with family/boyfriend/friends.  My top New Year's resolution is, of course, to finish the first novel (and then to try to find an agent while also trying to write the three other books that are currently bouncing around in my brain).  What are your resolutions for the new year?

Happy New Year to all my Red Pen, Inc. readers!  Best wishes to you and yours for a happy and healthy 2011.  I'll be back next week with more bad grammar for you to giggle at.  :)


Maggie said...

Hi Nikki! It occurred to me while reading this post that you might like the blog of a friend of mine. She's revising her first YA novel and learning all about the publishing world; attending conferences and submitting work for critiques from published authors. You should check it out:

(And if you need a proofreader, you know who to call!)

Happy New Year!


Thanks, Maggie! :) I'm looking forward to checking out her blog! And thanks--I'm considering sending the first draft of my novel out to a few folks when it's done (although not as much for proofreading help--more for a general opinion on the plot/characters and their consistency, likability/cohesiveness of the story, etc). If you're interested in checking it out, I will definitely drop you a line once I'm ready to start sending it out.