Here’s what I accomplished on the writing front last year…
As I mentioned on Wednesday, I knew the year was going to be full of good but intense Life stuff (like buying my first house), so I let myself off the hook for writing in 2012. That said, I’m pretty pleased with what I did manage.
I started the year by signing up for a class on blogging for writers by Kristen Lamb. I’d been wanting to up my game and learn how to present myself as a professional writer, especially since the founding of Turtleduck Press. The class did that, all right. It also connected me with an awesome community of writers. And I’ve now been blogging for almost a year.
That means I:
- set myself a goal and deadlines, and met them consistently all year long
- successfully avoided beating myself up (equally important!) on the few occasions when I missed my self-imposed goals
- learned how to blog – to turn out good (I hope) material in my own voice and with an appropriate length, structure, and tone for the form
- wrote 1000–2000 words on the blog just about every week this year
- continued building a platform and networking