Happy New Year! (almost)

I know I'm a bit early, but I want to wish everyone a wonderful new year. May you all be happy and healthy in 2010!

For me, there has been some great things happen in 2009. A few of the high points: I signed on with the Spencerhill Agency. I also signed my first contract with Kensington Publishing. I lost 25 lbs. We got a new puppy and she's adorable! Some of the down moments: My mother discovered she had a 20lb tumor on her ovaries. My father had 2 strokes. My mother-in-law was diagnosed with uterine cancer.

Needless to say it's been stressful these last few months. I've been forgetting blog dates, had to ask for extra time to finish my manuscript and I've cried so much I'm about dry. But through it all I've felt extremely thankful for so many things. Those are the things I want to list.

1. I'm thankful my parents are getting better, their health is improving. Thank God, truly.

2. I'm thankful for my husband and my kids. They've let me lean on them a LOT lately and I'd be lost without them.

3. I'm thankful I have an understanding editor. She's the best!

4. My fellow bloggers, authors, friends...you guys know I've been slacking lately, missing emails and just basically taking time away from the computer. None of you have complained. Thank you for that!

So, tell me...what are hoping to find in 2010 and what are you thankful for?


Carol Ericson said...

Anne, wow, you've had quite a year. Hope all the good continues to come your way in 2010. I'm looking forward to three Harlequin Intrigues being released in 2010 and hope to sell my 4-book proposal as well. I'm also looking forward to attending the RWA Conference in Nashville since I missed D.C. in '09. Happy New Year!

Mason Canyon said...

Anne, here's hoping your parents' health will continue to improve in 2010. Hope your mother-in-law does too. May only good things come your way this year. Wishing you all the best.
Happy New Year.

Maria said...

Wow, you've had a busy year with illness. As my parents have aged their health has also deteriorated but fortunately everyone seems to be somewhat healthy right now. I'm looking forward to a chance to reflect on the past and hopefully become more organized in 2010. Hope to have some things change at work that will make it easier for me to read more and possibly even start to write.

Natasha Moore said...

{{Hugs}} Anne on all the family stresses. Life sometimes interferes with the best of plans. Here's hoping for a better 2010.

Nicole North said...

Anne, here's hoping the new year will be a healthy, happy one for you and your family. I wish you all good things!

Terry Spear said...

Happy New Year, Anne, and wishing you the best in the coming year. I lost my mother this past year, so know how horrible it is to go through all the sickness and stress. Hoping your family's health continues to improve. But great on the agent contract, Kensington contract, and losing 25 1bs!!! I'm like Carol too, in that I hope to attend Nashville this summer!