|2014 NaNoWriMo Winner’s Shirt!|
2014 was quite an exciting year, writing-wise.
I finished draft four of The Keegans of Banner’s Edge and began querying it, thereby receiving my first rejection letters. But still, I finished a book, queried it, and the rejections weren’t that terrible, so better luck next time!
Some of my blogging buddies and I formed a loose writing group called The Consonants. Although we haven’t had a regular chat in a while, we do email each other asking for input and advice and a bit of critique. Yay writing friends :-)!
I challenged myself to read 40 books not of the research variety in 2014 and succeeded, surpassing 40 and making it to 46 books read for the challenge and maybe more like 50 total for the year, counting books I’m reading for fiction research purposes. I might go for 42 books in 2015.
I took a tiny step in making some of my fiction more public by posting fan fiction on Fanfiction.net. Granted, I haven’t finished the last story I was posting on there and probably won’t finish it; I’ve just run out of steam and original writing beckons.
The We Need Diverse Books campaign swept Twitter with its very important message and I signed up to be a volunteer.
I was honored to be a bridesmaid at my friend Katie’s wedding!
I won another blogging award (thank you Krystal) and took part in several blog hops.
I joined the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and am discovering new writer acquaintances through that network. Also, through the IWSG, I became a published writer this year because of an article I contributed to The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond. My name is in an e-book, y’all. That’s exciting stuff!
I saw The Script in concert.
I won NaNo ’14 with the project I’m currently revising, which is already turning out much better than The Keegans of Banner’s Edge. I’m 10K in to draft two.
Have a great New Year, everyone! See you in 2015.