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?