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No Tears, I Swear

As a kid, I would cry each year on my birthday. The idea of aging - six to seven, ten to eleven - seemed heartbreaking and cruel. I would never again know five! Junior high and I were so over. Ninth grade? A blurry memory! Now, at thirty-three, i'm trying for a more reasonable perspective: each year brings possibility! Potential for good change! Instead of clinging woefully to what no longer is, I do my best to look forward.

Fellow 2k9ers: I've learned loads this year. Having twenty-one other debut MG/YA novelists in my life has been huge. You've held my hand while i've contemplated book trailers and launch outfits and twitter accounts and blogging (here I am... still contemplating...). And even though I no longer weep with each passing year, I still can't help feeling a tad mopey and nostalgic as 2010 draws nigh (never again will we know the thrills and spills of first books! Sad, right? So very sad...)... Farewell, 2k9! Together we've been up, down, and all around.

LYLAS,
Lauren Strasnick, Nothing Like You, Simon Pulse

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ediehemingway
Dec. 20th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Oh, Lauren, and you said you couldn't blog!
beberly
Dec. 20th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
Really! I agree with Edie.
Sweet, sweet post from an even sweeter woman.
So glad you're forging ahead into our Sophomore blog!!
yay!
hugs to you:)
laurenstrasnick
Dec. 20th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
you two are the best. :)
jtdutton
Dec. 21st, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
no fear future
Cheers Lauren. I agree, it has been a fun year.
kfitzmaurice
Dec. 21st, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
big hug, Lauren!
sydney_salter
Dec. 21st, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Lauren! Here's to 2010 : )
joypreble
Dec. 21st, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
Oh Lauren! Such a delightful post. Up, down, all around indeed! Okay now I'm the one tearing up. ;)
laurenstrasnick
Dec. 22nd, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
you girls are great.
imeekaye0812
Sep. 14th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
^_^
Goodbye 2k9ers! :) Welcome 3kers! :)...hayz...thanks for sharing your blog...I can relate on this! :)...

Imee from Philippines
ChooseYourOwnAdventureBooks.org for Kids, Adults and Teachers
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