Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ending 2011 On A Positive Note (and a publication)



I am excited to end 2011 on a high note.  My article, TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG...That is the Question, was published in the December issue of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Missouri Newsletter.  In the article I mention (without names) a couple of special friends I've met because of blogging and some of the opportunities I've had because of blogging.  I also mention The A-Z Challenge sponsored by Arlee Bird.  ( I know a lot of you did it last year.)  It will be A-Z time soon...

Blogging has really made a huge impact on my writing life and my personal life.  I feel like I have gained so much by having YOU as my friends.  I hope that you have found lots of friends in blogland like I have.

Thank you for being my friend!  (HUG)

I hope that 2012 brings you good health, good friends, true love, happiness and (if you are a writer) an agent & a book contract.  


HUGS TO ALL...Have a fun and safe New Year's Eve.

46 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Sharon! And big hugs back to you.
    I wish all those 2012 wishes back to you too.

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  2. yippeee for getting that article published. i went and read it and its just soooo good. i wish for you the best and happiest new year ever.
    ...big hugs from lenny

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  3. That is so cool and we are doing the happy dance for you! Happy New Year!!!

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  4. How cool to write for SCBWI! :) And I know what you mean about blogging friends... *hugs*

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  5. Hey Sharon,
    That's awesome news you getting your article published! I'm really pleased for you and may the New Year bring you further inspiration.
    Ah yes, that blogging 'challenge'. Something about bring further awareness of the alphabet. No doubt, I shall do a few satire postings about the A to Z Challenge :)
    And indeed, the great blogging community has been a revelation. The positive interaction we share can, I hope, make this a kinder, caring, more compassionate world. This diversity. Proof that we are all different yet all equal.
    Take good care of yourself,
    Gary :)

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  6. What a way to end the year, Sharon! Congrats! Yes, I have made some bloggie friends but I much enjoy meeting friends face-to-face so we can enjoy a nice conversation over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee ;)
    May the New Year be filled with love, peace, health and much continued success in your writing career!

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  7. congrats, Sharon!! That's wonderful!

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  8. Congrats Sharon! That's awesome news!! :)

    Wishing you all the best for your 2012 as well! *hugs*

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  9. Oh wow!!! What a fabulous way to end the old year and a terrific way to start the new year - the first of many published articles and stories!! by you! Hoorah!!

    Happy 2012 lovely Sharon K Mayhew! Take care
    x

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  10. Great job, Sharon! That's awesome! :)

    Have a happy new year!

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  11. I feel the same way about blogging. Congrats on you publication!

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  12. This is so nice. Getting published is really nice. A few other blogger friends of mine are getting published in 2011.
    I agree with you blogging brings us close to our hobby of writing. It is fun. I like to read more than I write. This way I feel enriched.
    Happy holidays to you and yours and a very happy new year.

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  13. Congrats on the SCBWI publication! That's cool! I love meeting people via blogging. :) Ooo!--yes, I'll be hankering after a book contract for 2012!

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  14. Congratulations! :)

    I'm already thinking about my A-Z posts; I know there are three months, but I want to be better prepared than I was last year.

    Happy New Year!

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  15. Be blessed next year and years to come,ameen.

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  16. Sharon, you've made such an impact on all of us. We are lucky to have you in the writing community and I'm lucky to call you a friend! :)

    You are loved!!!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, LADY!

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  17. Just saw a link on FB to your article and loved it! I started blogging this summer; I'm having a great time with it, but it is a challenge sometimes. Thanks for sharing the tips!

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  18. Congratulations! And what a great article. Well done, you!

    (And Happy New Year, too!)

    Shelley

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  19. Congrats on the publication, Sharon! That's super cool! I'm so glad I started blogging in May. I really love it, too, and the blogging community is full of wonderful people like you! Happy New Year, Sharon!

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  20. That is so very awesome! Congratulations!!!

    I love all that blogging has brought to me, too. Our community rocks!

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  21. Congratulations on your article! That's a great way to end the year on a high point!

    Have a Happy New Year, and a wonderful 2012!

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  22. Congratulations! I am off to go read it now.

    I agree about blogging. I've met so many wonderful people through my blog, you included!

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  23. Congrats on the article! Happy New Year to you, may you enjoy blogland even nore in the coming year!

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  24. Congrats on the publication! Happy New Year!

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  25. Congratulations Sharon! Wishing you all the best in 2012!
    xo Catherine

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  26. Way to go, Sharon.

    And may I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year.

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  27. Congrats friend! *HUGS*

    I hope that you have a 2012 that's blessed by God.

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  28. Congratulations on your publication! What a great way to end the year.

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  29. Congratulations, Sharon! And big hugs to you too.
    Wishing all those 2012 wishes to you too.

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  30. Sharon, thank you for being you. For finding my blog, for being my friend and for encouraging me. I hope that 2012 is all that you want it to be. My admiration and blessings, B

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  31. Congrats on the publication! Happy New Year to you and yours, and all the best for a year filled with joy and happiness!

    xx
    AM

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  32. That's awesome, Sharon. Happy New Year!

    You won a giveaway on my blog, btw. :)

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  33. wow! This is awesome news! And so deserving! Indeed, you rock the blog. I'll be looking for this!

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  34. Congrats and Happy New Year! I hope good fortune follows you throughout 2012.

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  35. Happy New Year lovely lady! I look forward to following you on the adventure that is 2012 :-)

    C x

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  36. Hi Sharon,

    I'm fairly new to blogging too. I started very hesitantly but, like you, I've found it to be a very positive experience. I love meeting new blogging friends!

    All best to you in the new year!

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  37. Awesome news, Sharon! So happy for you.

    Happy New Year!

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  38. Happy New Year! and Congratulations! How awesome that you got published in the SCBWI newsletter. I'm definitely looking forward to Arlee's A-Z blogfest this year!hope to see you there as well.

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  39. Hi Sharon .. absolutely Happy New Year - and isn't blog land great - wonderful, fun people .. full of life with plenty of help available.

    So pleased the article was published - I tried to find it .. but get bombed out.

    A - Z shortly .. rather a lot of us are gearing up .. should be fun

    Have a great year .. cheers Hilary

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  40. Happy to have spent a tiny part of 2011 with you! To the best in 2012.

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  41. All the best to you in 2012, Sharon! It's been great getting to "know" you. :)

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  42. Hi Sharon...I'm late in wishing you congratulations! Way to go. Hope 2012 is a wonderful year!

    Best regards,
    Donna
    Award-winning Children’s Author
    The Golden Pathway Story book Blog
    Author PR Services

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