THREE MOST MIND-BLOGGING THINGS ABOUT 2014:
My post about mental illness was Freshly Pressed. Me. Freshly Pressed. That’s INSANEAMAZINGCRAZYBEAUTIFUL. I’m very proud of that post, not only because it spread awareness about mental illness from a unique perspective, but I met (and hopefully helped in some way) so many incredible people who either suffer with mental illness themselves, or have a family member or friend who does. It opened a dialogue I didn’t know I needed.
The Bloggess commented on my post about G-Spot shots. That’s right. I talked vaginas…and THE MUTHERF#$@ING BLOGGESS CAME TO MAH PARTY. I should change my tagline to “Jenny Lawson Was Here” because that’s all you need to know anymore.
I co-created another blog with eight brilliant, witty, beautiful-inside-and-out, compassionate, incredibly talented women, Sisterwives Speak. The reason behind the blog can be summed up in one phrase: Together We Are Stronger. It’s a safe place for people (not just women) to write about things they may not be comfortable writing about elsewhere. It’s a womb of safety and support, and I’m infinitely proud to be a part of it. Together with our readers and contributors, a supportive community has blossomed like no other I’ve ever seen.
THREE THINGS I’M THRILLED ABOUT FOR 2015:
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG I’m actually, finally, totally publishing my novel in 2015….like very, very soon!!! After the holidays, I’ll have more of an idea exactly *when* the launch will take place. Stay tuned for teasers, brand-sparkly-new author website, novel boards on Pinterest, launch date, etc. etc. Such a roller coaster…..I can’t even…..
My favourite (<see what I did there?) BRIT is coming to ‘Murica for a blogger-tour, and she’ll be staying with me for a chunk of her visit. WHAT? I know! She has squirmed/wriggled/crawled into the top of my toppity top list of bestest friends, and I CAN NOT WAIT to meet her in real life.
About sixteen months ago, I didn’t have a blog, never had a Facebook profile in my life, didn’t even know what twitter was, and had never been on Instagram or Pinterest. I had the first draft of a novel completed, and absolutely zero idea how much it was going to take to get from first draft to published. *WOW* It’s amazing how much can change in a short time, which is why looking forward to 2015 is dizzyingly exciting!
FOUR THINGS I’M THANKFUL FOR RIGHT NOW:
Mah friends. All of them, but especially my book whisperer, my IRL wife and my Blog wife, and the ones who
I bug constantly with questions help me so much with publishing-related information. I’m talkin’ to you, Katie Cross. I would be nowhere without ya’lls support. So dead serious.
I’m really happy my husband is such a great nurse. I’m on the tail-end of some hellacious crud that had my ass in bed for four days. He was much nicer and more patient than I would have ever been. I’m one of those “rolls eyes” nurses. #sorrynotsorry
I’m grateful for The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Oh my heart…