Saturday, January 2, 2010

Yo, 2010 - You Wanna Piece 'o Me? Bring it on, baby. BRING. IT. ON.

2010 thinks it's "all that" and a batch of hot, dark chocolate brownies sprinkled with powdered sugar fresh out of the oven, and I'd have to agree. Why? Because...

1) My agent and I are planning to take over the galaxy with our awesomeness or get my book published, whichever comes first.

2) Honey's training for his first marathon. Yup. 26.2 miles in Eugene, OR this coming May. BTW: what is up with that .2? 26 miles wasn't torturous enough so some genius thought it would be peachy to stick an extra .2 on at the end? Did Pheidippides of Greece piss someone off and have a cruel joke played on him? Anyway, it's been a lifelong dream of his, and he's chosen 2010 to fulfill it. Yeah, 2010 - ARE YOU LISTENING???

3) My niece, Devyn, turns 1 in September!

4) My oldest is going on a three-week tour with his band this summer.

5) My baby starts college this year. OMG, did I just say MY BABY STARTS COLLEGE this year? Holy Time Warp, Batman! 

6) I will write (at least) two more novels before the clock strikes 2011.

7) We're planning a family cruise to celebrate a couple of, shall we say, "big" birthdays...

Yeah, that's what I'm talking about... Major freaking dreams coming true!

I'm warning you, 2010. I'm on to you. Yeah, you heard me. I'm not afraid of you and your "I'm all that-ness."  

QUESTION: What are you taking on in 2010? Don't be afraid to step up to the plate and tell 2010 right to it's face. It can handle it. It's done nothing but eat killer brownies and soak in awesome for the last couple of days. 

No doubt about it. 2010 is definitely up for the challenge.

All new in 2010: Subliminal Monday! [Be there or you're a nanny-nanny, boo-boo.]

36 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow - 2010! Still sounds so exciting!

I'm hoping to finish up a couple of projects - put some shine on them. Then take a deep breath and start some serious querying. Scary but exciting stuff :)

DebraLSchubert said...

Jemi, Good for you! Go for it. And do what Victoria Schwab did before she got an agent: call "rejections" "munchkins." Gosh darn it, just got another munchkin! Ah, it's okay. They're kinda cute and cuddly! ;-)

Laura Eno said...

You have an awesome blog. If I'm repeating myself, it's because swiss cheese has taken over my brain.
2010 sounds exciting!

Alan Orloff said...

YOU GO, GIRL!

2010 better watch out - My money's on you!

DebraLSchubert said...

Laura, Why, thank you! And, damn that Swiss cheese! Happy 2010 to you. ;-)

DebraLSchubert said...

Alan, Wow, I wouldn't have pegged you as a betting man, but it's nice to know you've got your money on the right horse (so to speak!!!).

Bethany Wiggins said...

2101 is going to be huge for you! Congrats on the upcoming awesomeness.

For me... get my WIP through one last round of edits and then off to my agent. Complete current WIP --am at 27,000 words--. Keep my family well fed and happy.

DebraLSchubert said...

Bethany, I think it's going to be huge for the world. I know that sounds a bit "woo-woo," but it's time the big Ship Earth shifted course and headed towards calmer and more beautiful waters.

Bring it on, baby, bring it on.

Journaling Woman said...

I am going to write like there's no tomorrow.

Congrats to you on your agent and new book. Please sprinkle some of that wonderfulness over the rest of us?

DebraLSchubert said...

JW, Just like the powdered sugar on the brownies, I'm sprinkling wonderfulness on you! Best of everything in 2010 - MAKE IT HAPPEN!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

What a fun post! Love your attitude, and your plans. Woo for brownies from the oven!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

What a year for your family! We're BOTH going to sell a novel this year. I know it.

DebraLSchubert said...

TerryLynn, Thank you! I'm all about the brownies, baby. ;-)

DebraLSchubert said...

Caroline, From your lips to the woman upstairs' ears!!!

gayle said...

I am going to get fit...weight and working out!!!

Meghan Ward said...

Love the "munchkins"! I plan to GET an agent this year, and then sell the book. Good luck to all of us, and Happy New Year!

DebraLSchubert said...

Gayle, Good for you! Like the old Geritol commercial said, "If you've got your health, you've got just about everything." Nothing could be truer. Best of luck, and if you need some encouragement, stop by and I'll cheer you on. ;-)

DebraLSchubert said...

Meghan, I wish I would have known about the munchkins while I was querying - no doubt I could have saved myself some grief!

And, good for you for planning on getting an agent rather than "hoping" for it to happen. You make your own reality, plain and simple. Go for it!

Michaele Stoughton said...

I love that you always seem upbeat. You give positive energy to the rest of us that look to you, hoping to follow in your footsteps. Oh, and I love the "munchkin" thing. I'm sure that will bring an unexpected smile, when I start querying.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I can also be found on twitter.

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Oh, Debbie, I'm almost afraid to jinx myself, but 2010 is going to be an awesome year. My challenge this year is to launch my one-woman show, "Aging Nymph! Adventures of a Vegas Granny," which will based on my stand-up material and bits and pieces of my book, Bastard Husband: A Love Story.

The thought of it scares the crap out of me, but that's exactly what we have to do sometimes--get out of the comfort zone and scare the crap out of ourselves.

Happy New Year, girlfriend! Fabulous things lie ahead.

nsiyer said...

Let me at the outset, wish you A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR, Debra. May all your well thought out plans come true, not only for you but for your near and dear ones. I can see the oozing confidence to take on 2010 and I am inspired. Though I am still with a knee injury, by the time 2010 ends I should too run atleast some marathon. Thanks and all the best.

DebraLSchubert said...

Michaele, Why not be positive? Life is short, exciting, and filled with possibilities. Get out there and chase your dreams... ;-)

DebraLSchubert said...

Linda, "get out of the comfort zone and scare the crap out of ourselves." BINGO! I admire your attitude and your talent. I know your new show will be a great success, and I can't wait to hear more about it!

DebraLSchubert said...

nsiyer, I'm so sorry about your injury. Things like that can slow you down (if you let them!), but I have faith that your intense insights and desire to change the world for the better will continue to shine through. All best to you, my friend, all best. ;-)

WendyCinNYC said...

Good luck with your 2010 dreams! And good for your hubs--a marathon is a huge deal!

DebraLSchubert said...

Wendy, Thanks and good luck to you as well! And yes, a marathon is a huge big deal. I couldn't run one mile if my life depended on it never mind 26.2! As Sarah Silverman would say, "It's beyond!" ;-)

Suzanne said...

Career. I'm going to create the right career for me...and I'm going to finish that half finished novel I've not touched in a year.

Angela Corbett said...

Your book will be published for sure Debbie! I can feel it! We'll throw a twitter party for you as soon as you get a contract at #WWDebra&Bernadette. The WW stands for Wonder Women.

My goals for 2010 are to get an agent, finish the sequel to Eternal Starling and the the other two books I'm working on, and help other writers as much as I can.

Aidan Donnelley Rowley said...

Love love love your enthusiasm and gumption. Love. I have zero doubt in my mind that 2010 will be sparkly and stunning year for you. Can't wait to watch it unfold. 2010 for me? Hoping for amazing stories, book sales, and big smiles. It's going to be a good one.

So thrilled to be back here ingesting your words and wit. Happy New Year, my friend!

DebraLSchubert said...

Suzanne, Good for you! Finishing the novel will be immensely satisfying.l I believe 2010 is going to be a life-changing year for many. Good luck w/your career search. ;-)

DebraLSchubert said...

Angela, I love the idea of a Twitter party at #WWDebra&Bernadette - I'll be there w/my party hat on!

I know you'll get an agent this year, and I'm so excited to find out who it is. You better promise I'll be one of the first to know!

DebraLSchubert said...

Aidan, You are so sweet and one of the true highlights of the www. You are a gifted writer and I'm proud to "know" you. I hope we'll meet in person in 2010. Let's make it happen!

Angela Corbett said...

Oh, you'll be one of the first to know for sure! If you get a phone call with only hyperventilating on the other end, it will *probably* be me. :)

Victoria Schwab said...

The munchkin tactic works, I swear!!

DebraLSchubert said...

Victoria, God how I wish I knew about that when the rejections were pouring in!!!! ;-)

Nishant said...

Then take a deep breath and start some serious querying. Scary but exciting stuff :)

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