Yearly, Annual, Every Twelve Monthly...
Here she is.
Here I am.
I just want to say thank you all so very much for staying with me every step of the way. I want to thank those of you who were there for me from the beginning, those of you who came around the middle, and those of you who joined the Totally Insane Writer community only a short while ago. You all are what make this possible. Not me, not my computer, and certainly not those invisible teddies we all know of. You. All I did was put a few words together to create a sentence. So a huge thank-you to you! Give yourselves a nice pat on the back, or if you so choose to, hug yourself.
In no particular order, I'm going to specifically thank some followers. (:
I'd like to thank July, for being my first follower and for offering support and ideas when I needed it most. Without her, there are books I wouldn't have dared read, posts I'd never thought of, and chapters of my novel I'd never have had the inspiration to write. She's provided a lot of amusement over the past year, and without her expertise, I would still have thought I knew how to do a summersault.
Hilda, Rose, Emily, Hermione, MiniMoose and Destiny Skye have also been pleasant commenters around here. The comments they leave are quite fun to read, and they have commented plenty. Thanks for sticking around here even when my posts are so dull that they make you want to go jump in a pit with eels to feed them some bacon. (Still, Emily, I cannot believe you tried to slaughter me.)
A shout-out is needed for the lovely Treskie, for letting me poke about her blog and gape at her beautiful drawings (I adored that elf princess you drew). The books you talk about almost always look good, and your obsession with movies rocks.
To Emma, for showing me different ways to write short stories, and presenting some awesome new ways to put together an outfit, even if they are expensive. They're still cute. I love the short stories you write, and the way you connect them with each other.
And a huge thanks to Liam. He's provided plenty of laughs for the short time I've been peeking around his blog, and our debates are quite fun. Your reviews for books are thought-provoking, and help me see another side of a book I would never have before. Your tips on writing have helped me improve massively, and I want to say thank you for that. Keep ox cart driving, writing, and reading, Liam! (Mark my words, one day you will learn to love the MDBC...perhaps you sister will help me convince you?)
I may have missed some people who have remained dutifully faithful through the year. If I have, I apologize profusely, but if I did mention everyone who's been around here for a good while, we'd be here for another ten minutes, and I don't think the dragon I'm riding on would appreciate that.
So it's now a fresh year for this blog, a chance to do more
It's been a great year, I'd say. Let's make this year even better, shall we?
-skips down Memory Lane singing Happy Birthday in French, backwards-