I really wanted to get one last post in before the new year, but unfortunately my kids were not on board with that plan. My Thing 1 and Thing 2 made so much mayhem (including taking a scissor to their clothes!) that I couldn't even blink, let alone blog.
So, here is a slightly belated look back at 2008.
On the downside, my writing career completely stagnated. My agent subbed NOTHING, so I had to ditch her in November. I some how did not manage to come up with a single new decent picture book idea. And my Hop! Plop! sales ground to a halt. (Unless you count the 100 or so copies that I bought!) So, essentially, I could have slept through the entire year like Rip Van Winkle and I would pretty much be in the same spot I'm in now.
On the upside, nearly everything else went well. We completed a fabulous renovation that totally transformed our house. Our kids were cuter than ever and did not end up in the ER once. And Obama won the democratic primary against all odds and then won the Presidential election! (Perhaps my obsession with following every detail of his campaign had something to do with not getting any writing done?)
Since 2009 is not a big election year, I am hoping to get much more accomplished!