(Warning: If horn-tooting makes you cringe, you might want to move on to the next blog on your blogroll. I've pulled out my big brass bugle for this post! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.)
Writing-wise, 2009 was a great year for me. (Otherwise-wise, it was a good year, too. I realize 2009 was a downer for many people, but I am truly fortunate.)
I accomplished many of my writing/publishing/marketing goals and surpassed others (of course, I missed on a few, but I won't dwell on those).
- I sold three books, all to Midnight Ink: DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD, a standalone, THE LAST LAFF (first in the Channing Hayes series), and an unwritten sequel. Without my great agent Kathy, I'd still be looking for sale number one. THANKS, KATHY!
- I revised and polished two suspense novels.
- I wrote a pretty clean first draft of another novel.
- I learned HTML, CSS, and Photoshop, and put up a website. Gave it a facelift, too.
- I started this blog and maintained a three-posts-a-week pace. While surfing the blogosphere, I found a host of new and interesting blogs to
procrastinate withlearn from.
- I blogged at InkSpot.
- I joined Facebook.
- I joined Twitter.
- I connected with dozens of other writers, on-line and in person, and developed relationships with some fascinating and inspiring people.
- I critiqued manuscripts for my critique partners. Hopefully, I helped (or at least didn't do too much damage).
- I designed bookmarks and new business cards.
- I joined International Thriller Writers and volunteered to be a website editor for the Debut Authors pages.
- I became Treasurer of my local MWA chapter.
Whew! I get tired just recapping it all.
But there's no time to rest--I have a strong feeling 2010 is going to be even busier.
And even better.