Saturday, December 31, 2005

Auld Lang Syne

As usual, I'm stealing from Mary at The Bandwagon. But reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to the next year is appropriate for Dec. 31st, so here we go:

Name Five Bad Things That Happened to You in 2005:
1. I lost my cousin in a car accident
2. I had to have two of my old cats put to sleep
3. My jerky ex-bro.in law wrecked my car
4. My mom had to have gall bladder surgery
5. I had to be out of work for over two weeks with cellulitis

Name Five Good Things That Happened to You in 2005:
1. Sold my first book
2. Won several contests, including the Duel on the Delta
3. Gained a new niece (Catherine) and a new potential niece (Amber)
4. Received my first advance check
5. My friend Kris's book, HELL'S BELLES, made the RT Reviewer's Choice finalists list.

Name Five People Who Have Touched You in a Special Way in 2005:
1. My mother
2. My best friend Jenn
3. My editor
4. Lonie
5. My wonderful RWA chapter

Name Five Things You Achieved in 2005:
1. Sold my first book
2. Won several contests
3. Got a several agent requests
4. Refinanced my house from 30 to 15 years at virtually the same monthly payment
5. Submitted four different manuscripts to four different editors

Name Five Things You'd Like to Achieve in 2006:
1. Finish DANGEROUS PURSUIT and two more books
2. Sell all three of the aforementioned books
3. Get an agent
4. Lose weight
5. Enter the Rita contest

Pretty good year, overall, I'd say.

3 comments:

lonie said...

Hi Paula,

Compliments of the season.

I'm not sure how this blogging business works - so hope you get to see this.

What am I doing on the web, since the last you heard, I had no access? Long story.. will fill you in by e-mail.

The reason I'm here though is to say how touched (okay, downright thrilled) I was to see my name on the list of people who have touched your life in 2005.You are on my list too, big time - make no mistake.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday.

Lonie

Paula said...

Thanks, Lonie. You've been in my thoughts a lot. Your spirit and your sense of humor despite the pressures and hardships around you is inspiring.

Paula

MaryF said...

You had some rough spots there, Paula, but it was a good year! I'm jealous about the refinancing thing! Good luck in 2006!