Yes, 2010 is officially over!!! Done. Complete. Finite.
All in all this year was pretty awesome. I met so many wonderful people. In particular I'd like to thank my writer friends, those from WIFYR and yourword, who have encouraged me through the often arduous process of completing two books (The Hamsa's Song and my current WIP). You guys are amazing! Writing has always been a lonely pursuit for me, but meeting other aspiring authors really helped me come out of my shell.
Kenya was one of the best experiences of my life. I will never forget those people, the children especially, and I can't wait to visit the orphanage in Ghana next summer. Winning the Scholastic PUSH novel contest was another highlight, one that I hope will jump-start my career. The people at Scholastic have been so kind and encouraging. Thank you for these awards! Gaining recognition at a young age is great for any artist or writer, and it's definitely prompted me to keep working toward my goal.
To all you people out there who actually read this blog, I hope your year was as fun as mine was! I'm so grateful for everything I have. Here's to 2010, and let's make 2011 even better!!!