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Happy new (Gregorian) year--and cool end-of-the-year news!

January 1st, 2012 (05:41 pm)
cheerful

current location: The Victorian Dollhouse
current mood: cheerful
current music: Ed typing

It doesn't feel like a new year to me, but aryasura and I went out last night for Thai food and then ended up stopping at babarnett's, where we rang in 2012 with wine and champagne. I had chocolate wine. Yum!

Also, earlier in the day, I had a productive writing session with starlady38, whom it was wonderful to see again (and who lent me anime!), and then I dropped off a book at blood_of_winter's house. I was so happy to see them both and get hugs. :)

The past couple of weeks were hard, in that the old ugly doubts and mental patterns reared their heads. But now that I have health insurance again, I will be seeking out a cognitive behavioral therapist this week to do something about it. I know I am loved, I know I am worth a lot, I know I'm fun and smart and talented--all the things the mental patterns try to say I'm not. So it's time to kick them to the curb.

And my cool news is this: as a last-minute gift from 2011, I learned I'd sold audio rights to PodCastle for my fairy tale retelling "Lavanya and Deepika," which originally came out in Demeter's Spicebox. Whee! I am so excited and will let you all know as soon as it's available.

Also wonderful: Ed surprised me with an LED cherry blossom tree! The picture below gives you an idea of the flowers, but the tree I have isn't a bonsai.




Now I just have to get this novel draft done. Really, I'm so close. . .

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Posted by: Patty Templeton (pattytempleton)
Posted at: January 1st, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)

Congrats!!!

Also, that tree is gorgeous. : )

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: January 4th, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC)

*happy smush*

I dropped something in the mail for you yesterday, so keep an eye out!

Posted by: time_shark (time_shark)
Posted at: January 1st, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)

Congrats on the PodCastle sale! :-D

And best wishes for the new year!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: January 4th, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
Party in India

Thank you, thank you, Mike!

I wish you and Anita the same.

Posted by: Tiffany Trent (tltrent)
Posted at: January 1st, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)

Congrats--what a lovely sale! And the tree is marvelous! :)

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: January 4th, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
Shvetu fey

*hug*

And I love the cover to The Unnaturalists. Beautiful!

Posted by: kythiaranos (kythiaranos)
Posted at: January 2nd, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)

Now I see what you mean about the LED tree. It is even better than I imagined. :)

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: January 4th, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
Durga Ma winking

*grin*

I think you need one, too! It's like having a piece of a faerie garden.

Posted by: vogelein (vogelein)
Posted at: January 2nd, 2012 02:38 am (UTC)

Love to you, Shveta, and courage to slay your little hater (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJqSl0ePg1g&feature=relmfu). Two things I found that helped me immensely were regular exercise and a "happy lamp". You can find them used on eBay, and there's quite a bit of science to back them up. Also, if you ever just need to talk, let me know. Wiscon is too infrequent for catching up with awesome people like you. :D

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: January 4th, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
Shvetu fey

*huge hug*

I will take you up on that at some point, especially since I don't know if I'll make it to WisCon this year or not. Let's see where things stand with my writing career.

And yes, I definitely need to start exercising again!

Posted by: Alex Dally MacFarlane (alankria)
Posted at: January 2nd, 2012 09:56 am (UTC)
Korra

Go go novel draft! You can do it! =D

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: January 4th, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
Storyteller

You have been such a lovely support. Thank you. *squish* And more writing is on the agenda for today!

Posted by: Alex Dally MacFarlane (alankria)
Posted at: January 4th, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
gorillaz girl

:> I'm glad I'm helping! And yay!

Posted by: Barbara A. Barnett (babarnett)
Posted at: January 2nd, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)

It was of course lovely to ring in another orbit around the sun with you. We need to set up a writing date this week or next!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: January 4th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
Storyteller

I'm always happy to see my Barb. :) Yay for Friday and writing! I think I will pack a PBJ. That's pretty easy.

Posted by: Terri-Lynne DeFino (bogwitch64)
Posted at: January 3rd, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)





Do let us know when it goes up on Podcastle!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: January 4th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
Bursting with stars

Yay, I got purple sparkles!!!

And I absolutely will. ♥

Posted by: Sidhe (sidheblessed)
Posted at: January 9th, 2012 08:46 am (UTC)
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That LED cherry blossom tree is awesome! I'm totally in love with it.

I hope that 2012 is a fantastic and magical new year for you.

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