Top 10 things I’m looking forward to in 2014

January 1st 2014

I don’t make resolutions because I never keep them. So rather than make empty promises, I decided to write a Top 10 list of things I’m looking forward to in 2014.

10. Downton Abbey Season 4! Hello, January…Dude, I am so excited to get back to the 1920s. Holy hell, how will Lady Mary cope? How will I?

9. Veronica Mars movie. I kickstarted $35 for this to get made. ‘Pixie spy magic’ for everyone!

8. Finishing my damn edits. I’m behind already because of Christmas and sickness. But I will finish in ’14. That’s an absolute. Act 2 is currently with my editor.

7. The third book in the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. According to her website, it should be out in September. I love this series. Who doesn’t love this series? Everyone should love this series.

6. The Lair of Dreams (Diviners Book 2) by Libba Bray, release date in August. I luuuuurved The Diviners ever since my friend scored me an early copy at BEA. Apparently, the release date for Lair of Dreams has been pushed back and pushed back, but it will be worth it. Trust me.

5. Tori Amos’ new album! Unrepentant Geraldines. (That title!) According to Mercury Classics’ website, the album is supposed to be a return to her contemporary works. I am so excited. And she goes on tour in the spring, but alas, I’ll have a newborn. (See #2)

4. My 35th birthday. I’m sort of ambivalent about this. I’m going to be 35?! That sounds old. When my mom turned 35, I was 13. I remember that day vividly. I was in 8th grade and we got a puppy. When I turn 35, I’ll be nearly 9 months pregnant. When I have energy, I usually feel 25. Because 35 sounds old. It just does.

3. My book! My book! My book is being published. Again, the month of its release is still in the works. But it will be released in ’14. I’ll be a published author! It’s a dream-come-true.

2. The birth of my baby. Oh yeah, this too is definitely happening. May. And it’s a girl! The whole family is on excitement overload. Hope her big brothers are ready.

1. I’ll leave this one up to the universe. Surprise me with something good!

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6 comments on “Top 10 things I’m looking forward to in 2014

  1. Leandra Wallace

    So much awesomeness will be happening in 2014! I really want to watch some of DA, but I’m afraid I’ll fall in love and therefore harm future productivity. And that would not be good.

  2. Jill

    When I was little, my parents’ standard answer to all of my “when will I be old enough to _____?” (use the stove by myself, walk to school by myself, stay home without a babysitter, etc) was “when you’re 35.” So according to my parents, you’ll soon be old enough to do all of these things. 🙂

    I couldn’t finish The Dream Thieves. I know! And I still have to read beyond the first two chapters of The Diviners. The first chapter was incredible, but the second one slowed me down.

    So I have two more back-episodes left to watch in Downton Abbey season 3, but the thing is, I’ve watched all of season 3 so far *already knowing what happens at the end.* And it turns out that if you know, there’re *so* many hints to pick up on. (Was it that obvious before people knew? Or did it seem like a surprise? Watch out for spoilers now, in case I’m not the only one still catching up…)

    1. kggiarratano Post author

      I had a feeling about what was going to happen in Season 3 because I read an EW headline (not even the article). But I was soooo hoping Iw as wrong. Sigh.

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