Friday, December 30, 2011

Into a New Year

I wouldn't say 2011 has been a particularly great year for me, when I look back on it I see the difficulties I've faced in just about every aspect of my life, and can definitely say this is one year I wouldn't want to live over. But it's also been a growing year in many ways, and it has set me up to look forward to bigger and better things in the new year.

With my writing, while I'm still on that rollercoaster of writing/revising/querying, I definitely feel stronger and more confident in those three aspects. I may not yet have an agent, but the fact that my last few novels all got partial requests make me feel as though I'm at least on the right track. I've been plenty discouraged and disheartened, but I've always picked up and kept going, and for the new year I hope that motivation stays with me. Statistics wise, I wrote three books and did two serious bouts of querying this year, and participated on NaNoWriMo for the first time, which was fun, frustrating, and enlightening. I'm hoping for more growth and more success in the new year; I've been cruising the rest of the year out, but once the new year dawns I'll be getting right back into the trenches.

Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Great reflection. All the best for the new year! :)

  2. I'm right there with you on the writing/revising/querying thing. And getting requests is so awesome. I hope 2012 is great year for both of us (ie - we land an agent!)

    Happy New Year!

  3. I feel like I just read my thoughts! I'm in a similar stage of writing as well. Thanks for the blog follow and I'm glad to have found yours :) I look forward to reading your blog hop scene!