Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Blogoversary

I just want to say Thank you so much to all the Ladies (and Alex) who stopped by yesterday. I so appreciate your own battles and stories and comments. I know we all know someone who has passed from the disease so please please please, eat right, exercise, quit smoking, get your mammograms, do self-check (or have hubs do it). IT's so important to be able to say in this lifetime -- "We found a cure." Every little bit helps.

Anyway, yesterday was also my blogoversary. Yup, one whole year. 278 posts, 211 followers. Still can't believe it. You guys totally rock and I love each and every one of you.

Anniversaries make me think. Kind of like New Year's without the resolutions. How did I do over the last year? Would I have done anything differently? How do I think I'm going to do next year?

Well, I have over two hundred friends; not one gained nefariously or that I had to pay off. I wrote two books and two short stories. I QUERIED. I wrote an article for the Guide to Literary Agents. I built a fence and filled a hole. (Someday Sarah I will put up pictures.)

And I've met all of you. Each of you so different and unique yet all of us the same -- we are writers. Some published, some not, some doing this for fun and relaxation, some of us egotistical and maniacal and opinionated on what we write and when we're going to be published *cough cough*. (meaning ME)

And then I look to next year and wonder if the career arc I wrote up the other night will hold up. I wonder if I'll be able to get a short story in Glimmer Train. I wonder if I'll be able to finish NaNo this year. I wonder if my angel agent will swoop down and scoop me up.

Mostly I don't think it matters much what happens as long as I continue to write and I have you. Without you, (and I mean this most sincerely) I wouldn't be where I am today.

So Happy Anniversary to all of you!!!! Thanks for coming by.


Francine said...


Happy anniversary!

Couldn't agree more - you've taken the words right out of my mouth. ;)

Best motto ever: keep on writing regardless!



Piedmont Writer said...

Thanks Francine. Keep on Writing!!!!

Matthew Rush said...

Happy Anniversary Anne! What an accomplishment. I'm glad to know you too (and I'll be getting back to you about your query soon, I promise ... I was sick yesterday).

Jen Daiker said...

Oh my gosh I'm so sorry I missed your anniversary yesterday... so HAPPY ANNIVERSARY NOW!!!! Congrats Anne! You're an amazing blogger and one of my favorites!!!!

I love your stories and everything you share over here in your neck of the woods!!! Sorry I couldn't stop by until today!

Linda G. said...

Happy Blogoversary! :)

Sounds like a good excuse for cake to me. ;)

Bish Denham said...

Happy anniversary Anne!

Christi Goddard said...

Happy anniversary, chickadee!

Piedmont Writer said...

Matt -- Sorry to hear you don't feel well. And hey, no worries. I'm right here.

Jen -- No worries to you either. We all have our lives. And thanks.

Linda -- You have given me an idea!!!

Bish -- Thank you.

Christi -- Thank you too.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Happy anniversary, Anne. I hope the following year has happy surprises for you. I've noticed life never zigs where we want it to, but always manages to zag instead. Hope the trip is zestful one for you and yours. Roland

Shannon said...

Awww, I love this post! Happy anniversary!

May next year be so fabulous you can't stand it!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Happy Blog-iversary! I'm looking forward to many, many more years of engaging posts, celebrating triumphs, and getting to know you even better than the day/post before!

((hugs)) Nicole

Michele Emrath said...

Happy Blog-iversary, Ann! So excited to see you've made it this far...and many more to come!


Jennifer Shirk said...

Happy Anniversary, Ann! It's been great getting to know you and seeing your journey. :)

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

YAY! Happy Blogoversary! And don't worry, i'll continue to wait patiently for the fence pics. There's no rush

Piedmont Writer said...

Roland -- Thank you so much. Hopefully by this time next year both of us will be agented.

Shannon -- Thank you, that's very sweet.

Nicole -- I so owe you an email.

Michele -- Scary isn't it what we can accomplish in a year.

Jennifer -- And it has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you in return.

Sarah -- You deserve a medal for your patience.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy one year blogaversary!
Happy to be here (with all the ladies) as your friend.

Anne R. Allen said...

Happy Blogoversary! Congrats!

And you've just gone through some pretty awful stress. I hope you can get a massage or do something else really soothing. You deserve it.

Liza said...

Thank you for inviting us! And keep on writing! Can't wait to hear about your successes.

G.~ said...

Hello there my friend, it's been a while. Happy Anniversary! They are wonderful to celebrate.
You have probably accomplished more than you even know since you have started this blog. It's been a big year for a lot of us.

I just wanted to stop by and say hello and i hope all is well with you.
Keep on writing!

Christine Danek said...

Happy blogoversary. Many happy wishes for years to come.

DL Hammons said...

Happy blogoversary! Can't stay long...I'm reading something really good!! *wink*

Sandy Shin said...

Happy blogoversary!

Piedmont Writer said...

Alex -- And you're always welcome.

Anne -- Thanks for the words yesterday. Yes, I agree 1000%. I bought chocolate cake. Can't do a massage right now.

Liza -- I can't wait to tell you!

G~ -- Hey, nice to see you! I'm so glad you came by.

Christine -- Only if you stick around too.

DL -- *wink wink*

Sandy -- Thanks so much.

VR Barkowski said...

Happy blogoversary, Anne! [Selfishly] Wishing you many more.:) I can't believe you wrote two books and two short stories in one year. That alone deserves a standing ovation.

The Words Crafter said...

Congratulations on the followers and happy anniversary! Wow, you made me stop and think. Mine is coming up in about 4 months. Where in the world does the time go?

I've really enjoyed reading about your journey through your new book, meeting the characters, and getting to know the lady behind the words.

This is a paraphrase of my favorite wish for someone: I hope that the best day you had last year is the worst day you'll ever have again.

Elaine AM Smith said...

Happy Anne-iversery :) You have been busy. I think my partner would be delighted to do a few checks -- good advice. ;)

Dominique said...

Happy Blogiversary! :)

WritingNut said...

Happy Blogoversary Anne! Aww, and we're so happy to have you too!

I just read yesterday's post... oh my goodness, how terribly scary for you... I'm so sorry you went through that :(

I'm very glad and relieved to hear that everything was okay! :)

Melanie Beuken said...

Happyversary. :) Any bites to your queries yet? Or maybe you have been too preoccupied to check. There are more important things than being published, of course. Much health and happiness to you...and an agent.

Lola Sharp said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Awww, happy blogoversary!!! I think this is wonderful, and what a beautiful post you have shared. I think it took me 2 years to get 200 followers, so you really rock at that!!!

Hope all is going well on your revisions. :)