Next week I’ll return to my regularly scheduled author interviews (I’m very excited for next week’s!!)…
BUT today is my birthday!
I’m a big “words of affirmation” girl, so I’m not shy about how much I love my birthday!
This post is mostly a chance for me to reflect on this past year and for me to read in the future 🙂
I turn 24 today.
I wish that I could have turned 24 in a different city, or in a place of my own, but I’m also extremely thankful for where I am today. I’m grateful for my support network, both online and in my house. I’m so grateful to live in a home with supportive parents and two VERY affectionate dogs. (This year, Cosette joined the family, and I’ll definitely post a picture of her here at some point!)
This year, I wrote two books, one about music magic (MG), and one about two girls conquering Shadow monsters and their own doubts (YA).
I signed with an agent, which was my dream since I was about 14 (but I’m very grateful that I signed with her when I did. Devin–you are incredible, strong, kind, smart, funny, and I am extremely lucky to know you).
I didn’t travel much this year, but hope to in 2020 (France, I’ll see you soon!!). I read lots of books this year. I supported my writing friends. I formed a Llama Squad and grew super close with them. I got to work on my personal website, and did freelance work of a lot of different flavors.
I made new friends (hi Esme!) and I overcame my fear of driving. I played Dungeons and Dragons for the first time. I sang in a choir, which inspired me to write my music book, and grew me closer to my mom!
This upcoming year, I hope to…
–Improve my Italian
–Go to a concert or an opera
–Have great book news
–Read a lot
–Write a new book or even two!
Thanks for reading. I hope the end of the year is sweet for you, full of good food and even fuller of great news!