Monday, May 21, 2012


Today, at the end of the Rochester Teen Book Festival and a two-month break from the insanity that is the internet, I have several realizations:
  1. The YA book-loving community is amazing.
  2. I love writing. I can't stop doing it. I will always doodle and come up with wild story ideas, because that is in my blood. Who I share those stories with is still undetermined.
  3. If you don't like me, my writing, or something I said, that's up to you. But that doesn't mean I should change. It means YOU should realize people have different opinions than your own, and go find something you DO like. And thank goodness we all like different things. Because if we were all the same, how boring would that be?
  4. Publishing and writing are two different things, and I can do one, or both. Or neither. And it's my choice.
  5. Any way you slice it, I am PROUD of what I have accomplished so far. There are many people who try, and few who succeed at what I've done. There will always be those who do it better. But I did it. And even if I never do it again, that's enough. I am satisfied.


  1. Love the post, Cyn. I am happy you're "back" in whatever capacity makes you happy. I've recently come to realize that the only opinions that matter are the ones living in the four walls of my home.

    1. Aw, I did not even realize these posts were here! Thanks, Christine! I agree with you... there is so much of this business that is out of my control and I need to focus on the things I CAN control, and what makes me happy.

  2. I've been a fan of your writing for a long time, Cyn. I agree with all of your points above, but #3 really made me smile.