... what a rare mood I'm in ... why--it's almost like being ... PUBLISHED!! (with apologies to Lerner and Loewe)
That's how I'll think of 2007 ... the year I got the Big News and the Big Noo. Crimespace happened. ITW Debut Authors. Bouchercon in Anchorage. Short story published. Spinetingler Award nomination.
But I don't want to sound like "We Didn't Start the Fire", so I'll stop with the verbal list.
One thing, though, I gotta say ... the writing community is an amazingly generous place. I'm happy and honored to be among such terrific people!
Thank you, Crimespace pals, for the fun, the connections, the joys, the support, the communal gnashing of teeth when appropriate, and for being part of an incredible community. :)
Next year my first novel debuts. And I expect my time management skills to be stretched to the utmost. But Crimespace is here, and I know I can always drop in for a refreshing whiskey sour, easy on the sour.
May you all have the holiday of your (good) dreams, and I'll see you in 2008 ...