We're starting out 2011 with a new look and a new format here at Author2Author. We're very excited about our new ideas for Fun Fridays. Every Friday, we'll have a guest blogger, or an interview, or something fresh, fun, and different! And we're starting off this Friday with a BANG with a Sarah Dessen giveaway, so be sure to "tune in" this week for more details.
What else is in store for 2011? Personally, I've been facing some challenges in my family life, my career, and my writing life. I don't make resolutions, but I pick a word for the year. This year, the word I've chosen as my 2011 guide is "self-confidence."
In 2010, I chose "love" and that worked out well. I spent a lot of time with my husband and children and did my best to keep those relationships strong. How will self-confidence shake out? With more self-confidence, will I take more risks, send out more writing to agents and editors, and believe that I can be a writer? Hey, how do you get this magic "self-confidence" anyway?
I like this quote from A Year of Creativity by Brenda Mallon: "Celebrate the fact that the health, looks, and personality that you inherited have sustained you until now and have given you joy."
2011 will be a year like no other. I've never felt so much like I'm starting over. I hope you'll join us as we continue our journeys as writers--a journey that never ends.
-- Kate, Miss Perfecting the Pages