Man, was it a year! I officially closed down The Scoop on Poop, even though my journey of self-discovery wasn’t finished, I’d found I outgrew it. I was a featured writer for Studio 30+, became a member of the Master Class Fab Four, and wrote the second part of the Fab Four Fables. I also collaborated on a fun little short story with my friend, Carrie, whom I also wrote a story for this year as a guest on her blog.
I don’t remember if I started the Steampunk series, In Time, this year or last, but I spent a lot of time writing new pieces this year, and Viola Grace was born. She is one of my strongest characters to date. Tribba is the loudest, and her story, The Elven Games, is still being written. I started a mermaid story that is still waiting for an ending, and I began a Fairy Tale(yep, still unfinished!).
This year also saw the completion (yes, I actually finished something!) of Christmas at Tiffany’s, my serial story about the cursed engagement ring. It’s been retitled, edited three times, and in the final stages before I begin marketing it for publication. My window for publishing in time for Christmas this year disappeared, but that just means I have more time to market it for next year. (Woot!).
I’ve made some awesome new friends, joined some new FB groups that will help me in my writing endeavors. I’ve been very blessed with kind editors and readers. I answered 10 questions about myself, and told you about the Next Big Thing I’m working on (and you can look forward to another one soon!). I even entered America’s Next Author with the revamped Gloria and Emily Suess’s writing contest with The Forgetting, though I didn’t win (BUT I ENTERED!).
Some of my favorite posts this year:
- Home Again
- Odin’s Opus
- The Harlot and the Hitman
- A Future Told
- The Hungry Fairy
- Easy Prey
- A Covert Affair
And, according to my stats, some of the most viewed posts this year:
I set out at the beginning of last year with a promise to myself to never quit writing, and I think my writing has grown as a result. You, my friends, went a long way to contributing to that. I don’t have a crystal ball to see what 2013 holds for me, but I’m excited for the new year nonetheless, especially as I am one of the new writers for Just.Be.Enough in 2013. It is my sincere hope that y’all will keep riding this roller coaster with me.
Here’s to a fantastic 2013 filled with lots of writing, finished stories, accomplishing goals, and getting published!