Saturday, January 1, 2011

One Year

I read this blog's inaugural post yesterday. It was a bit depressed, hopeless--but I made a few goals.

And I'm pleased to say that I met--and exceeded--them.

Last year (2010), I wrote 3 novels and two short stories. A grand total of approximately 250,000 words.

I'm proud of that.

I met all of you amazing, wonderful people. I've been fortunate enough to meet a couple of you in real life (DL and Nicole), and I've found a critique group that I look forward to being part of for years to come.

Honestly, I'm not sure what I did with my morning before blogging. Anyone remember? Anyone?

2010 wasn't my favorite year, though it had its ups. So all I can do is focus on making 2011 even better than I could hope. I'm wishing for positive energy for you all in this new year, many creative impulses, and much love and laughter.

(Don't forget the Show Me Yours blogfest on Monday, Jan 3rd!)


Golden Eagle said...

I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Thanks for the reminder for the blogfest--I have to edit that excerpt!

Christine Danek said...

Congrats on one year. I was glad to get to know you. Hope you have a wonderful 2011.

Unknown said...

That's a LOT of writing to be proud of! I'm so inspired!! I didn't manage to pen ONE finished draft. But, I learned a lot. One of the highlights of 2010 for me was meeting you and DL. Can't wait to hang out again (soon!!) (The kids go back to school Tuesday...we have to get something on the calendar, k? :D)

Happy New Year to you and Evan!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You still had a really great year. Glad I 'met' you, Summer!

Jon Paul said...

Congrats Summer! Great job! I'm coming up on one year myself, and you're right: it feels pretty durn good to still be standing.

Thanks for the blogfest reminder. Must shake myself from my holiday torpor and get back to business.

Jamie Gibbs said...

Happy New Year, Summer! Major kudos on writing so much too!

Old Kitty said...

Congratulations with your amazing writing achievements for 2010!! WOW!!! I wish you joy and success and complete fabulousness for 2011!!! Happy New Year!! Take care

Jemi Fraser said...

I hope this new year brings you all kinds of joy!

Natascha said...

Have a great year! Congrats on the three novels!

Catherine Denton said...

Wowza! That's a LOT of words. Way to go. I hope this year will be better for you. :D

Linda G. said...

Sounds to me like 2010 was an amazingly successful writing year for you.

May 2011 be even better. :)

Lola Sharp said...

You had a pretty darn successful 2010 if you ask me. :)

Happy blogoversary!

And may 2011 be your favorite year yet.


Adriana Noir said...

Wow! That is a ton of writing and somethin to be majorly proud of! I wish you all the best. Happy blogoversary!

Sophia said...

3 novels is certainly productive! Does that mean 2011 will be a year of revision and querying? Either way, I hope the new year is just as productive for you whether it's in word count or scoring an agent or big publishing deal!
- Sophia.

Jodi Henry said...

3 novels, That's great. Hope you accomplish everything you set out to do in 2011.

Happy New Year.


Sarah Ahiers said...

Yay! I started Blogging right around the same time you did! We rock!
And you know what else is going to rock? 2011. That's right.
Bring it, new year

DL Hammons said...

You'll get all the positive energy from me that you can stand! And then some. :)