Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!

A new year, a new look for the blog, a new chapter in my life. My sweet baby boy is over a year now and life as a writer mama is slowly taking shape. I've never worked harder than I did this past year both personally and professionally, and I am looking forward to reaping the rewards of my efforts in 2013. My copywriting business Gina Colada continues to grow and I have had the great fortune of working with wonderful new people on projects big and small. I've worked on everything from frozen food to analytic software, and named everything from wine to make-up, as the associate creative director of Eat My Words.

As a copy and story editor I had the great fortune to work with 4 terrific writers, and the privilege of being trusted with another writer's work is one that I hold dear. Not only do I get to see how others write, but I get to learn along with them what shapes a story and holds the reader's attention. This year I got to meet amazing characters, read powerful essays and immerse myself in complicated and original narratives that both stunned and impressed. I was reminded how lucky I am to be a part of this world where novelists take years to dedicate themselves to telling stories that stay with the reader long after they are done. And I continue to be amazed and grateful at the generosity of my fellow writer friends and colleagues.

As for my own novel, I think it is ready. At long last. 2013 will be the year that my debut novel goes out into the world and finds a great publisher. This next step is an exciting one, and I am ready. I am also nervous and hopeful and anxious to see where the novel finds a home. Stay tuned!

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