Who would have thunk that 2011 would be over so soon! I still can’t believe it! New Year’s day, and what are you up to?
It’s time for me to rethink goals, make dreams come true, try to figure out what I need to do for the New Year! New beginnings galore!
I’ve been writing for years, watching myself, pushing myself to succeed. Sometimes the journey is seriously overly exhausting, but you know what? The end result is worth it.
Since 2010, I’ve published a total of 9 works, another contracted but in edits, and also 2 of my stories have gone into print anthologies. It’s amazing, considering the draw full of rejection letters I’ve collected over the past five or so years. You would never think of how much hard work it actually takes to be a writer. Being an author is a whole different story.
I remember my first ‘email’, Decadent Publishing had emailed and offered a contract. And the first thing I thought was that they must be crazy. lol. All those rejections will do that to a person, but they gave me my first contract and also showed their faith in me and my abilities. I’ve gone on testing other publishing waters, and written much more.
My accomplishments have shown me that my hard work has paid off and for me to keep going. I’m definitely not a quitter. Don’t get me wrong. I’m still getting those rejection letters, but knowing that I’m constantly improving gives me a peace of mind. I’d rather someone pubbed me because they see the potential I have as a writer, not just because my piece is readable. I want to know that my masterpieces bring readers joy and that they feel the same things I do as they read the story (Well, not the stress of writing and editing it, anyway.)
There I go rambling on again.
Well, it’s officially 2012! My goals for this year are to write more, move up the success ladder, knock off a few milestones, lose a million pounds, and continue to further my writing career.
What are your goals?
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