I hope all you beautiful people had the happiest of holidays.  Mine was spent with family and friends, eating tons of amazing food and totally spoiling my kids with gifts and attention.  Now it’s the new year and I’m feeling a renewed sense of writing energy.  One of the authors in my writing group has her debut YA coming out in the spring, another author/illustrator in my group has one of her illustrations featured in the SCBWI bulletin, and I’m working on a fun side project with another member of our group, so yeah – lots of good things are happening with me and my buds in our little corner of the writing world.

I thought this quote by Rainbow Rowell is perfect advice for the new year…

By the way, have you read Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park?  If not – you totally must read that amazing book!  It’s on my top ten list of all time favorite books and to make it onto that list – the book has to be Ah-Mazing.  Here are some of the reasons why Eleanor & Park is so Ah-Mazing..

And if you have some advice to share for the new year, post away!!

– TL –