It’s been an eventful year. High and low points abound but this time around, I’m thinking firsts. Several of my firsts happened while in New York City this spring including:
- Taxi ride (No, I’d never been in a taxi cab!)
- Train trip (Full size, not a Thomas the Tank Engine ride along.)
- Subway experience
- Broadway show
- Eating sashimi
- Times Square and all other things New York City
My literary related experiences were memorable as well. Several of the events were the cumulative efforts of the previous year(s), but here they are:
- Acting as a World Book Night giver (I handed out twenty copies of Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson to the Baker High School softball team on senior night.)
- Being acknowledged in a novel as having helped with the writing process by the author (Want by Stephanie Lawton, my friend and Write Club confidant.)
- Submitting a novel, CORRODED, to publishing companies (No news from any of the four, yet.)
- Writing conference (Multi-day, not just a single workshop.)
- Guest blog post on another website (Nerdy Book Club, for the win!)
- Purchasing e-books (My first was Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale by Tamra Torero.)
Then there’s the most recent happening—the big finale happened this morning. Drum roll, please.
- I joined a choir.
I can hear the snickering from here, folks! I come from a musical family but have always sung off key, or so I thought. Turns out I just couldn’t hit the normal notes. Tenor (back row, with the men—and two other ladies) is what I sang for the Christmas Cantanta during our chapel service. I wasn’t perfect, but I got most of the notes, but maybe not in the right spots… Well, I tried.