This year has been crazy. There have been blissful highs and some craptastic lows, but if I had to give 2015 a label it would be: BEGINNINGS. There had been more than a fair share of drama this past year (which for an introvert is like THE WORST). HOWEVER, other than having a house that wouldn’t stop breaking, raising/homeschooling an emotional 4-year-old and his “needs an anger management therapist” 2-year-old sister, and enough external family issues that Jerry would probably book us for a few episodes… There was one constant through it all:
My writing. 2015 has been the year of writing for me and that is the biggest and most satisfying beginning of 2015. I finally realized my dream! 2015 is the first year since I started writing that I said to myself “I WILL PUBLISH”.
Publishing Lost has been one of my greatest accomplishments and it has also been a huge learning experience. Never would I have ever expected the amount of work outside actual writing there would be. Marketing has been a thorn in my side, but I have eventually navigated the waters and overcame an almost crippling fear of putting myself out there. (Mind you this is all online – talk to me about my books in person and I’ll clam up and blush fire)!
2015 has been the year of:
- 131,000 words written
- 432 book related emails
- 180ish new followers on Twitter & Facebook
- 104 novels read
- 33 Blog posts – which is more than I have EVER written
- 5 solid NEW ideas for upcoming novels
- 3 finished books
- 1 W.I.P.
- 0 sanity - which I'm considering an accomplishment
2015, on a personal front:
- Two healthy, intelligent children who grow every day
- A husband who continues to be supportive and amazing
- 3 family camping trips
- A newly acquired camper which will allow us the ability to do more in 2016
- Sadly, less time and motivation for the gym.
Overall, 2015 has been a success (although I really need to take time for fitness again). The week after Christmas is the time to look back on our accomplishments and take that momentum to push further in the following year.
May 2016 be the best year yet!
Stay Awesome in 2016!!!