Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Year in Review

What a GREAT 2008! (See? I AM a poet!)

I always like to look back and thank God for everything He's done for me over the past year. Last year's list was pretty long. Let's see if I can top it.

* My manuscript, Mind over Madi, placed 2nd in the ACFW Genesis contest.
* I FINISHED my manuscript, Mind over Madi (my first-ever completed novel!)
* My article, What's in a Name, was purchased and posted on Wow! Women on Writing
* I played a small part in seeing come to life
* I received a ton more freelance work than I ever dreamed of.
* 4 of my FaithWriters Challenge entries placed in the top ten, and one of them took FIRST place.
* My poem, Snot Bubbles and Tears received the Worst Image award in Chip MacGregor's annual Bad Poetry Contest
* I won three novels by great Christian authors simply by posting a comment on a blog. (LOVE those freebies!)
* I started my website (and re-started it last month with a new host) this year's list checks in at one shy of last year. But still...I am truly thankful for the doors God has opened in 2008. He is so good and so faithful and I look forward to seeing what He'll do in 2009!

What about you? I'd love to hear what God did for you last year!


Dara said...

Well, the biggest thing this year that we've been blessed with is our first house :)

Also, I'm incredibly thankful for getting our puppy too.

Another great thing was starting up my blog and networking with other authors and agents--it's been a blessing too.

I'm sure there's a lot of other things too but those are the biggest ones.

Catrina Bradley said...

It's not the quantity, it's the quality. Awesome list of ta-da's for '08, Lynda. Your accomplishments this year are motivation for me!!