Thanks to the ensemble at Two Writing Teachers for providing a place to share a Slice of Life Challenge.
And WordPress sends out a year in review which is pretty cool.
Looking back on this year, I had over sixty blog posts for SOLSC. January and June were the only months I didn’t post for SOLSC. In fact June was a lost month although I did blog at Check It Out in June. I wrote everyday but one in March for the monthly challenge.
It’s great to be in a community of writers. It’s become a priority to write this blog post each week and I am disappointed when it doesn’t happen. I love going to other blogs to read and they serve as sparks for future posts as well as connecting with other writers.
Besides blogging, I am happy with what I accomplished on my novel this year. I met with my writing critique group almost every month and checked in with my online group twice a month.
I was able to attend two writing retreats. One at Highlights Foundation in Pennsylvania and the other closer to home: Silver Falls Retreat Center. Both retreats provided amazing teachers.
I took on the position of books sales for SCBWI-Oregon. We sold books at the spring conference, retreat, and an art opening for local illustrators at the beautiful downtown Portland library.
And I was published in Acorn, a Contemporary Haiku Journal.
My word for 2013 was mindful. It was a good word for me especially in writing. I haven’t found my word for 2014.
2013 was a year where I grew as a writer and I am looking forward to what’s in store for me in 2014.
Happy New Year.