Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009: Month by Month

I can't believe the year's almost over! It's been a great year, with so much happening -- mostly unexpected, which in my mind makes it that much better. I thought it'd be interesting to pick my top monthly highlights as this year fades away into 2010. I may even attempt yearly highlights for the decade if I'm feeling ambitious. In the meantime, though, I'll stick to the past year.

So here we go!

- Finished Novel Number 3 (still languishing away, waiting to be revised).
- Joined the Marylebone Writers' Group, where I met some lovely writers with whom to share my writerly woes.

- Dyed my hair (it was a slow month and really, that's all I can think of).
- Oh yes: I pitched Novel Number 2 to agents and received a ton of rejections. Obviously I'd blocked this out.

- Turned 35. Failed to meet my goal of getting an agent before my 35th birthday.
- On the upside, The Man and I had a great birthday weekend away in Oxford.

White Horse Hill, just outside of Oxford.

- Signed contract to write 24 Hours London. Woohoo!

- The Man and I celebrated our fifth year together... and he proposed, completely unexpectedly.

- Parents came to visit from Canada and we took a trip to Blenheim Palace.

Blenheim Palace.

- Friends and family started to arrive for my wedding!

- Got married and had a wonderful honeymoon in Croatia.

On the boat as we head back to shore at the end of the day.

- Finished Novel Number 4 and started work on 24 Hours Paris.

- Went to Cairo to visit The Man's family.
- The Man's film had its world premiere at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival.

Trying not to fall off my horse at the pyramids in Giza.

- 24 Hours London launches!

- Great Christmas in London with friends and family.

I couldn't have asked for a better year. Let's see what 2010 brings!


Karen Jones Gowen said...

What a fantastic year! A wedding, a book deal, another book deal, and you are still writing those novels! You are an inspiration. Best to you in 2010!

Elle said...

Here's to a fab 2010! {^_^}

KimB said...

Very active year, Marsha! More so than most!

Marsha Moore said...

Thanks everyone Karen, Elle and Kim! Happy New Year to you all and have a great 2010!