Thursday, December 31, 2015

Highs

If I'm being completely honest, 2015 didn't exactly go as planned. There were bad reviews and cancelled contracts (among other things), so the title of this post was originally going to be "Highs and Lows." But in an attempt to be more optimistic than I naturally am, I'm going to focus on the highs and try to put the lows behind me. I mean, it's not every year that you become a published author.

So without further ado, the highs of 2015!

THE SOUND OF LIFE AND EVERYTHING got a blurb from Tricia Springstubb. Actually, THE SOUND OF LIFE AND EVERYTHING got a blurb from Tricia Springstubb back in 2014, but since it took me several months to appreciate how cool that was, I figured I could get away with mentioning it here:)


There's nothing quite like holding your book for the first time. And there's nothing quite like building a ginormous tower out of them.


Book signings are my favorite. One of the best things about being a published author is having an excuse to hunker down in a bookstore and talk books with fellow readers. I even like passing out bookmarks and accosting innocent bystanders. What can I say? I'm a Mormon;)


School visits are great, too. Especially when they make you awesome signs like this one. (Thanks again, Mr. Scovill and Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School!) Now, I'll admit that schools visits are also kind of scary, but it's a good kind of scary. Where else can you meet so many of the people that we write these books for?

I had two books come out this year. Sometimes I forget it isn't normal to have two books come out in the same year. I'm not going to lie--that was pretty awesome.

And I can't wait to see what 2016 has in store.


10 comments:

JeffO said...

I like your attitude, Krista. I hope your 2016 is full of highs and good things for you and your family.

Dana Edwards said...

Two books in one year!! That's huge, Krista!
Happy 2016!

Maria said...

Here's to many more highs in 2016! And, thank you for sharing your 2015 highs with us. One of mine is that I signed with an agent this year, a wonderful high due to your mentoring during The Writer's Voice, so THANK YOU!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thank you so much, Jeff. And thanks for all your comments over the years.

Thanks, Dana. Happy New Year right back at you!

Oh, you're so welcome, Maria. And yes, here's to many more highs in 2016.

Heather said...

What an awesome year you have had. I love how you are focusing on the positive (and those are some pretty gigantic positives)! Many blessings in 2016!

Fataima Ahmad said...

I can't wait to see what 2016 holds for you as well! Congratulations on putting two books out into the world in 2015. Am looking forward to reading the next one1

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thank you, Heather! Many blessings to you, too!

Thanks, Fataima! I can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for you:)

tracikenworth said...

Krista, I'm not sure if you remember me, but I won a copy of your book, "Don't Vote for Me." I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVED it and how I look forward to reading more of your work in the future. I thought David's and Veronica's story was just so fun and exciting!! Sorry, it's taken a while to get back to you on my thoughts on it. I wanted you to know I posted a review of it on my blog: http://www.tracikenworth.wordpress.com and it'll post on 2/5/16. Thank you for letting me read your lovely story!!

Ninja Girl said...

This is late, but congratulations, Krista! 2015 seems to have been a great year for you, and your books are beautiful. I'm glad for you and wish you so much more success in 2016.
Ninja Girl

Krista Van Dolzer said...

What a lovely comment, Traci. Thanks for letting me know (and I can't wait to see your review)!

Thank you so much, Ninja Girl!