Friday, December 12, 2014

Wrapping up the writing year

So it has come to my attention that 2014 is almost over. The end of the year has been just about as breathless as the beginning was, so I haven't exactly been keeping track of the day lately, but we're running out of time fast. So tonight, I'd love to hear about your year in writing!

2014 was a strange one for me, personally. At a glance, not many things have changed for me. But I finished a manuscript that took me two years, one that might have been tougher to write than anything I've ever worked on. I met a ton of really fantastic people, I went to my first conference, and I met even more really great people at my first conference.

I finished NaNoWriMo for the first time, which, given my slow-drafter tendencies, I didn't think I could do. I wrote a few pieces that I'll probably never show anyone, and I worked on a few projects that I hope lots of people will see... when I polish them up a bit. I learned how to better multi-task, how to switch it up and stretch different muscles, how to dive at the projects I want to pursue, whether anyone wants them or not. I got some practice being satisfied with the kind of writer I am, and the kind of work I want to do.

So even if this year wasn't the year when things happened for me, this was the year that made me more confident that I could keep going and keep pushing myself regardless. So I'm going to declare it a success!

Now you tell me: what was your year in writing like?


Kittie Howard said...

You've had a fab year to hang your hat on for next year! May the successes continue! As for me, well, not too much writing as the move to North Carolina consumed the time -- and my apologies for not having visited in a while. But now that there's a routine of sorts, 2015 looks like a wide open road To Get Busy! Happy Weekend!

Traci Kenworth said...

I accomplished my goal of being published--if only a short story in an anthology. It's a start and it's given me a confidence to go on!!

Heather said...

Yay! It sounds like you have had a very positive and productive year!

Unknown said...

After many years of querying and close calls, I finally signed with an awesome agent--whoo hoo! We will start submitting in January.