The Last Yes of 2010

The year 2010 ended for me on a yes.

Yesterday afternoon, on the last day of 2010, I got into a writing-something I’d applied to! I’ll reveal more once I’m sure it’s happening. But let’s just say it involves some foreign travel and if you have any suggestions for travel grants for writers please let me know because I don’t have airline miles.

Here’s one quite majestic hint:

I was surprised and excited by the last yes of the year.

And now my attention has turned toward the year we’re undeniably in: 2011.

I’m hoping for more yeses, and to get those yeses I need to put myself out there and try and try again. I’ll be applying to many things this year. I’ll be writing new things and submitting them. I want to see what all could happen.

What will be the first yes of 2011? I have my fingers crossed for a few possibilities… All I know is you can’t hear yes unless you risk that no.

May your 2011 give you the yes you’ve always wanted.

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9 thoughts on “The Last Yes of 2010

  1. Jen January 1, 2011 / 2:47 pm

    That is gorgeous!! And congrats!

  2. Micol January 1, 2011 / 2:48 pm

    Yay! What is sure to be the first of many well-deserved yesses!

  3. Lynne January 1, 2011 / 4:00 pm

    How cool! Can’t wait to hear more, you big tease!

    Congratulations!

  4. Camille January 1, 2011 / 6:15 pm

    Oh my gosh, I am SO ENVIOUS. (Then again, I haven’t applied for anything since Yaddo, and that was over a year ago now!) Dying to hear more about it!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2011 is going to be an awesome year for you!

  5. ChristineZ January 1, 2011 / 11:42 pm

    Yay! And the best part is that you let YOURSELF say Yes in order to result in that Yes! 🙂

  6. charlotteotter January 2, 2011 / 1:02 pm

    Hooray! Couldn’t happen to a nicer person or better writer. If you come anywhere near Heidelberg, Germany, please let me know!

  7. Jim January 3, 2011 / 3:29 am

    Well, by the looks of it, I’d say you’re going bicycling — right?

  8. courtney January 5, 2011 / 1:37 am

    Holy goodnesss!!! How did I miss this?!! Details!!! Detaillllls!

  9. Nova January 8, 2011 / 3:08 pm

    Thank you so much, everyone! Fingers crossed that I can work it out somehow.

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