Reflecting on 2013

Reflecting on 2013

Reflecting on 2013

I know it’s not quite New Year’s Eve, but it’s close enough. I have a few minutes to sit down and reflect on 2o13 and what I have achieved. When I sat down to write this post, I thought I’d written a post with goals for the year, but I hadn’t.

A few things happened this year, I’ll try and go through them as much as I can.

  • Sub Six – This was one goal I set for myself, to submit six picture book manuscripts to publishers over the year. This didn’t happen, mostly because I didn’t have stories ready. I did, however, submit stories to anthologies and had eight stories published in three anthologies.
  • Stories Published – one major goal was achieved this year, I had stories published in anthologies. These were my first published works since I was in high school.  This was very exciting and I’m not tired of telling people about my books.
  • Chapter Book Challenge – once again, I completed the Chapter Book Challenge in March. I have edited the story, an ongoing progress, and am happy with the way this one is shaping up. I’m hoping to submit it during 2014.
  • 12×12 – I didn’t do as well with this challenge in 2013 as I did in 2012. I wrote a few manuscripts, but not as many as I did in 2012. While I didn’t write as much, I did do quite a bit of editing on existing manuscripts.
  • Write Non-Fiction in November – this was the first time I’ve attempted this challenge. I made a lot of progress on my manuscript, though things went off the rails a bit with the busyness of life. I’m still working on this manuscript and hope to have it completed in 2014.

All in all, it’s been a productive year. I must say that having three books sitting in my bookshelf is exciting, and I’m looking forward to filling it with more books. 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year too, with a number of different challenges and projects, but that’s the topic for another blog post.

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  1. Kudos! What a productive year!! May 2014 bring you joy and fulfilment as you work on your writing talents and goals.

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