Friday, October 15, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Today is my birthday. I’m not telling how old I am, but it’s old enough to wish I'd gotten serious about my writing much sooner than ten years ago. Here's what I wish for today:

1. The ability to tell where my plot is weak before the novel is finished, so I don't have to take the whole thing apart to fix it.

2. Courage, to inspire me to send out more queries for my completed novels.

3. More sleep!

4. An express pass through my revisions so I can get working on something new.

13 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Andrea! May all your wishes come true :)

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  2. Happy Birthday! And I challenge you to send out two queries today!! :)

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  3. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birrrrthday, dear Andrea. Happy birthday to yooooouuu! Here's wishing you a great day and courage, sleep, an eye to spot weak plots and an express pass. :-)

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  4. Happy B-day! It's the hubby's and mine 5-year anniversary today. It's a good day. Enjoy!

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  5. Wow - it is a great day!

    Katie, I hope you have a nice celebration of your special day.

    Laura, I took up your challenge and sent out 5 queries this morning! Thanks for the encouragement!

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  6. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great one!

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  7. Oh man, I wish I could make your birthday wishes come true - for you and for me! :) Just think - it's better that you started when you did, than waiting any longer! :)

    When I started out, I literally asked my husband - "What if I get 5 years in, and I'm still not published, and I've spent all this time writing?" He said, "What if you are 5 years older, and you haven't even tried?"

    That shut me up fast. :)

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  8. Happy Birthday! And let's not get discouraged that we didn't get serious about writing earlier
    --let's enjoy the journey where we are:-)

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  9. Happy Birthday and may all your wishes come true!

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  10. Thanks for the great wishes, everyone! My husband took me out for a nice dinner and I tried to get some sleep (still working on that one, though).

    Susan and Kenda, I love your positive take on writing!

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  11. Happy belated birthday!!!!!!! I hope you get all your wishes and then some! Eat lots of cake all weekend you deserve it!!

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  12. Happy birthday. I love your wish list. I'd like to breeze through revisions to get to the next project.

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