Tuesday 1 January 2013

Hello 2013

The blog and I have been busy this year. In 2012 I...

I started receiving books to review on my blog and feel very honoured to be given the opportunity. In the summer I also started reviewing for Novelicious, which has been fantastic. Not only have I reviewed some wonderful books, I've also joined a fab team.
You can see my blog reviews here and my Novelicious reviews here
I got a Kindle and read my first book on there in January (which happened to be Fairytale of New York by Miranda Dickinson).

I finished Book 1 in January and started submitting to agents, which is the scariest thing about writing. I think the hardest part is picking yourself up after the first set of rejections roll in, which I somehow managed to do.
I wrote another book and started submitting that too. I had a brief wobble when the rejections first arrived for that one but I kept going and finished the first draft of Book 3 just before Christmas.

... caught the baking bug
The only things I'd really baked were gingerbread biscuits, buns and I'd had a go at decorating Victoria sponges so when Marian Keyes brought out saved By Cake, I decided to push myself a bit more. I challenged myself to bake something new from the book every month and while it hasn't always been a great success, it has been fun and mostly yummy.
... my blog reached its One Year Blogiversary
... and on a personal note, I got married!
After almost 11 years together, my (now) husband and I finally decided to get married.

2012 has been a fab year and I hope it's been just as good for everyone else. Let's hope we all have a fabulous 2013. Happy New Year!


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