Gems

I’m actually doing 2 Best of 2009 Challenge prompts today…

December 7 Blog find of the year. That gem of a blog you can’t believe you didn’t know about until this year.

Actually there were several, but 2 is the theme of the day:

  • Kiersten Writes – YA writer Kiersten White recently scored an agent and a 3-book deal, i.e., she is living my dream. But she’s adorable and funny, so it’s impossible to hate her.
  • Uncreated Conscience – JJ is an editorial assistant at St. Martin’s Press, a fellow halfie, and a very creative soul. And if it weren’t for her blog, my beloved Twenty-Somewhere wouldn’t be under consideration by a publishing house right now. So yeah, if all the rest weren’t enough, that makes her an instant “gem.”

Like I said, I’ve found a number of great new blogs this year, and through them made a number of great new friends. For a complete list of blog-loves, check out my links page.

December 8 Moment of peace. An hour or a day or a week of solitude. What was the quality of your breath? The state of your mind? How did you get there?

This is not the best representation, but it’s the best I have…

Nenagh 010

My best “moment of peace” of 2009 was sitting alone in Café Q in Nenagh, Ireland, after a nice long sleep, and a delicious turkey & stuffing sandwich, writing the afternoon away…

12 Comments

  1. Kiersten, the more I read of you, the more I love. Putting “hate” in the same sentence as your name is beginning to feel like a crime!

  2. Ooh great finds – checking out your blog links now.

    Thanks for the kind words. If you want “real” (lol all my posts are real, esp. the vampire ones, unfortunately) any of my 2008 writing or anything with the tag “relationships” and “God”. I’ve had a nice drama-tastic twenties for any voyeur to feast their curiosities on ;D

    I had to give up on the tell-all posts because 1) no one cared 2) a company I freelance for discovered my online handle. After that I pretty much had to stop revealing all the bawdy details.
    .-= • Recent post by 52 Faces: Sookie and I Love Libraries =-.

  3. Haha, “drama-tastic” is an awesome word. I find it hard to believe no one cared, although I can certainly understand not wanting your personal life to be public to your professional peers.

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