Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday

It's that time again...Road Trip Wednesday time that is.  Head on over to the YAHighway to see what everyone has to say this week!








This week's topic:  Sum up your 2010 in a book title.


That seemed like the easier option over the top 5 books of 2010.  Until I got to thinking about it anyway.

Here's what I came up with.  My 2010 in a book title:

Living Voice With a Cup Half Full

 I learned a lot in 2010.  A lot about myself, about writing, about the industry, and even more about life.  I learned how to stay positive in the face of rejection, how to take an okay piece of writing and make it something amazing.  I learned that the YA writers online are some of the best and most supportive people you'll ever meet anywhere.

Above all, I learned to live my voice and keep a positive outlook. There were a lot of challenges in 2010, and a lot of tragedy, but it was also a year that I grew more than ever before.  And 2011 promises to be even better.

What would your 2010 book title be?

14 comments:

KO said...

You've summed it all up: " I learned a lot in 2010. A lot about myself, about writing, about the industry, and even more about life. I learned how to stay positive in the face of rejection, how to take an okay piece of writing and make it something amazing. I learned that the YA writers online are some of the best and most supportive people you'll ever meet anywhere."

very well said!

Marquita Hockaday said...

Wow-very well written and thought provoking post. Who told you to get all deep on me this week? And I agree, we are a very supportive bunch :)

Abby Stevens said...

Above all, I learned to live my voice and keep a positive outlook.

This applies beautifully to real life and writing life. Lovely, Holly.

Pam Harris said...

Such a lovely title! In a way, I think all struggling writers can relate. Though we may not have "made it" yet, we learn a lot through life experiences. It's best to stay as positive as possible. :)

Holly Dodson said...

Thanks guys!

Abby, my writing life has effected my day-to-day life more than I ever imagined it would. In a good way, of course. I wanted my title to reflect that. :)

Meredith said...

That's a great title, and a great attitude to have!

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Yay! What a great title, esp. moving forward in the face of rejection...a must in this biz.

Alicia Gregoire said...

That's such a great title! <3

Sarah Enni said...

Perfect title. Perfect. You are so amazing, I know your 2011 is going to kick butt.

Kaitlin Ward said...

What a beautiful, concise post. Amazing.

Rachel Bateman said...

Wow. You said it perfectly - this post could have been written about my 2010 also. Beautifully put.

Holly Dodson said...

I'm glad you all like it. It was a big year with a lot of change for me. :)

Jess said...

What a great title. I love the idea of "living your voice".

Michelle Schusterman said...

Oh! Oh! We had similar titles! Mine was "cup half full" related too. :D

Beautiful post.