22 Questions about My 2012

I saw another blogger recap 2012 with a series of questions and I loved the idea. Unfortunately, my browser crashed before I could bookmark the blogger, so if it was you, thank you. I whittled down the original list of questions to the 22 below. Looking back, it was quite a year. I hope 2012 was everything you wanted it to be too.

So without further ado...

22 Questions about My 2012

1.  What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before? Attended the Romance Writers of America National Conference and signed with an agent! 

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don’t think I made any resolutions last year, but the one this year is to lose weight and eat better. Not very original, but practical.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
 Yes, my good friend from high school had a beautiful baby girl.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
 Unfortunately, yes. My Grandmother passed away.

5. What countries did you visit?
 The Bahamas.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
 More time to write.

7. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Selling my Regency–set romance to Harlequin and signing with an agent.

8. What was your biggest failure? Not writing more.  

9. Did you suffer illness or injury?

10. What was the best thing you bought?
 A new laptop.

11. What song(s) will always remind you of 2012?
 Probably the soundtrack to the Winnie the Pooh movie.

12. What was your favorite TV program?
 I was really into old British TV shows like MI5, Midsomer Murder and Monarch of the Glenn

13. What was the best book you read? Wow, there were so many. The ones that stand out right now are An Affair with Mr. Kennedy by Jillian Stone, The Help (this one surprised me, I didn't expect to like it), In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larson and The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum.

14. What was your greatest musical discovery? The Pet Shop Boys released their new album in September.

15. What did you want and get? A book contract with Harlequin.

16. What did you want and not get?
 More time to write.

17. What was your favorite film of this year? 
My favorite movie was The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

18. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I had friends over for my birthday. As to my age, I'm old enough to have worn skinny jeans the first time around and lived to regret it.

19. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
 Jeans, black shirt, tennis shoes. I’m in a bit of a mommy rut.

20. What kept you sane? My writer friends and husband. I also had a little help from Captain Morgan and my favorite dessert, chocolate, once in a while.

21. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:
 To be more patient with myself and others.

22. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
 Deep in the Hundred Acre Woods…


My Traveling Troop said...

Hello and Happy New Year! Thanks for swinging by my blog recently. I'm so happy to read that 2012 was a stellar year for you, especially since you signed with an agent! Congrats! May 2013 be even more successful!


Kelly Blackwell said...

Happy New Year! I am dropping by from the Our Everyday Harvest Harvest of Friends blog hop. Congratulations on your successful 2012. I hope that 2013 surprises you and blesses you. :) If you can, drop by my blog and say hello.

Kelly http://heresmytakeonit.blogspot.com/

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

I love the name of your blog! Here's to 2013 being a great year like 2012. Happy New Year!

Christina Morley said...

Congrats on your success with Harlequin and the agent! I used to read Harlequin Romances and such as a preteen and teenager. I tried to stick to the kind that didn't include sex scenes. I haven't read your books, but I wish you well.

I like your line "Writing to the Sound of Legos Clacking." Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

Tina - American mom raising 4 kids in South Africa