2013 Reflections

This will be my last post for 2013 and fittingly I have chosen to reflect on the year.

I began my blog journey on January. I had finished writing my first book and became brave enough to enter it into contests via Twitter. This opened me up to the Twitter writing community and the blogosphere ā€“ and Iā€™m grateful.

As this year ends, I have now written 2 books, several blog posts, a few short stories, and won a few writing contests. More importantly I have connected with a fellow writer in the area (hey Karen!) and feel good about where I am heading. My second book has proven itself to be THE ONE (at least for me) as I cannot get the story out of my head and have been editing it since March šŸ™‚

So to my 65 blog followers and 719 Twitter followers, I hope you have found my journey entertaining, encouraging, and insightful.Ā  Thank you all for your comments, respect, and your support.

I hope that we will continue to support each other and grow in our writing journeys in 2014.



December Goals

I originally posted this on the Dec-Oct Livejournal:

It has been a while since I posted, and I desperately need to post and get these goals out there. This quarter of grad school ended this past Sunday and gives me a 2 week break (1 of which is a vacation week from work!). So I feel the following goals should be obtainable:

1. Finish edits to Cycles. I sent this novel off to an editor for review because I need a little more than what my CPs were offering and she sent me 4 pages of great stuff! I love this novel – so much that I couldn’t get vested in my Nano project. I want to finish this book – need to finish this book:)
2. Write four blog posts for January. I really have to start building a little blog bank for myself because school and work are now draining my energy.

What are your December goals?

Nanowrimo: After November

You wrote your heart out and now you have something shiny and new. Well, I will be honest – I did not win (in the tradition 50K words nano winning!). However, I did start on a new book and shelved it to do edits on a book I started on in February (via a nano like event!).

My goal in December is to finalize my February book. I do not want to send anything out in the world that is not perfect and that I feel is not conveying the story that I want to tell. In regards to my Nanowrimo story – it is shelved. It will not be forgotten because as soon as these edits are done, the November book will see light again.

What are your post nano plans? Share in the comments below: