Tuesday, December 31, 2013

In Celebration of NOT Meeting Expectations

The year 2013 did not meet my expectations.

You may have read this New Year's Day blog post, in which I talked about how I didn't expect 2013 to be much different than 2012.

I was wrong. So many things that I have been working toward for years finally came to fruition in 2013. Signing that book contract, accepting an offer from an agent, winning NaNoWriMo for the first time. Lots of exciting things have happened in my life over the past 12 months!

And yet, life goes on as it always has. I am the same happy, content person that I was at the end of 2012. A little older, a little wiser, maybe a little more rounded (or is that rounder?).

It has been a good year, filled with mostly ordinary moments, but textured with milestones which make 2013 one of my most memorable. So far.

Thanks for journeying with me for the past twelve months! To celebrate the end of 2013, here is a little photographic glimpse into my life for the past year:


  1. So glad 2013 rose above your non-expectations. :) Sounds like a great year, indeed!

  2. Congratulations on the book deal!


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