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Happy 2013!

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Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great New Year's Eve, whether you went out or stayed in, and a great holiday in general filled with family, friends, good food and, of course, great books.

I'm really excited to be the Writer in Residence this month. As a 23-year-old author and student, a lot of my time is spent juggling schoolwork and writing, so some of my posts will be about figuring out a writing routine, carving out the time to write, and finding inspiration. I spent the latter half of 2012 developing a yoga addiction so I'm also going to blog about what yoga can teach you about writing (I swear it can! It's not just all deep breaths). I also hope to post some interviews with other Toronto-based authors.

With a new year comes new year's resolutions, and while I think resolutions should be about fun stuff (like deciding to watch more TV, read more, and eat more candy), the new year is also a good time to think about what you want to accomplish as a writer. What do you want to write about? Will 2013 be the year you finish that draft, write something new, or pursue publication? Now is always the best time to start!

I'll be back tomorrow with a post about why I love writing in the young adult (YA) genre.

Enjoy the first day of 2013!

The views expressed in the Writer-in-Residence blogs are those held by the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Open Book: Toronto.

Aya Tsintziras

Aya Tsintziras is the author of the YA novel Pretty Bones, which was selected for the Canadian Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens in Spring 2012. She has a BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto and is currently pursuing a Masters of Journalism at Ryerson University.

Go to Aya Tsintziras’s Author Page