Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Hope everyone's enjoying the holiday season. I finished reading my 100th book of the year on Monday night, realized I'd counted wrong and it was only the 99th, screamed, and grabbed another one for Tuesday. Figured it was time to post my "year in numbers" before 2009 ran out.


Books Read = 100 (I swear this time)

Specifically, 13 non-fiction, 4 graphic novels, and 73 fiction. I also read several friends' manuscripts, which are excellent novels-to-be, so you can add a few more to my fiction count if you're feeling generous :)

Scripts Read = 317

Freelance Articles
Written = 9

Hats Knitted = 3

This year I also celebrated 5 years of marriage, signed with a lit agent, revised a novel, adapted an old screenplay into a novel (failed experiment), and wrote the rough draft of a brand-new novel. Whew!

Goals for 2010 include fixing up the new novel, writing a NEW new novel, moving to Santa Clarita, and getting a bicycle and using it as my main method of transportation (keep in mind I live in L.A. so this goal is actually insane... but I think it's good to have at least one insane goal per year).

Happy champagne clinks, and see you next year.


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful and productive 2009. Here's to an even better 2010 and the success of insane dreams! :-)

  2. Thanks, Shannon. The year definitely had its ups and downs (real estate and tendonitis, I look in your direction...) but writing wise, I think it was pretty awesome. Wishing you a fabulous 2010 as well!

  3. Thanks, Amy! I think you should post about your book count and watch the internet explode :)

  4. What a great year Sarah! You are brave-- bicycling in LA sounds like quite the adventure. :)

  5. Happy New Year, Natalie! The real fear isn't so much the traffic as it is hoping your bike won't get stolen. Ahh, Los Angeles ;)