It has been one crazy year.
One year ago, almost exactly, I set some goals for myself. I was going to write 2 novels and 4 short stories this year. And darn it, I’d have SOMETHING published, even if I had to do it myself.
Well…things didn’t work out that way. I was elected VP of my local RWA chapter, which also meant I was in charge of coordinating the meetings and the annual conference. I started working for Market or Die Author Services, a job I ADORE. I met so many wonderful people and made some awesome connections. I made a couple friendships that changed my life completely, and I lost almost 40 pounds. I feel like I found myself.
I did not, however, write 2 novels and 4 short stories. I revised two short stories and wrote a 12500 word story from scratch. I started a novel, but didn’t make it very far. But I still hold that writing is the most important thing to me, other than the obvious things like family and so forth. I just had no time. And yes, I tried to make the time, but dang, I was so exhausted most of the time that the writing I did just wasn’t up to par with what I have come to expect of myself.
How does a person remedy that? Well, by making hard choices. Saying no. Turning down opportunities. I didn’t run for VP of CTRWA this year (though I did take on a couple other responsibilities). I made a schedule for work related things, and I also really scheduled out some writing projects with deadlines. And…I’m sorry to say, I have resigned from my Sunday spot on Nights of Passion.
It was a really hard choice to make. I enjoy blogging, sharing my experiences, being able to talk with new people. I’ll miss it a lot, and wow, it was a really tough call. I know, though, that it is the right choice.
I’ll still be hanging around, making comments on here, and causing mischief, though, so you haven’t seen the end of me! I really enjoyed my stay here, and I thank you all for making me feel welcome and for reading my crazy posts! I hope everyone has a fantastic 2014!!