I’m back … sort of

Just dropping in from the longest break I’ve ever taken to let you know I haven’t given up blogging. I didn’t plan to leave the same post up for ten days. I just couldn’t find enough quiet moments to sit down and write something new. I’m rushing now to get this written and take a shower before the crowd returns again.

I hope your year is wrapping up well. This year was certainly the worst of times and best of times for me. This time last year, I was struggling with a choice between continuing to seek a traditional publishing career and going the self-publishing route. I chose the latter, of course.

Because I only have one book out there, it’s too soon to tell if I made the right choice. It’s certainly been a learning experience though, and that’s never a bad thing. Now, I’m reevaluating everything concerned with writing, so I can make better progress in 2012.

Right now, 2012 is set to start on a positive note concerning my work, so I’ll claim that as a good sign. I guess I should start working on something for February. Goal setting has never been my strength, but I’m determined to “hit the gym” on that this next year.

Your turn: Let’s end on a positive note. How was 2011 a good year for you?

14 thoughts on “I’m back … sort of

  1. This year has been a mixed bag, but I would say the better outweighed the bad (or poor). Though there were challenges, it was certainly better than 2010.

    The hope is for 2012 to be better than 2011.

    May you have a fruitful 2012 (and a banana to go with it). 🙂

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  2. Hello, stranger! *grins*
    It’s good to hear from you. I was thinking about you the other day and wondered whether I had heard from you in a while. Glad to see everything is good with you. As fate would have it my allergies kicked in on Christmas Day. I made it through the day all right, but felt the first of several fevers kick in that evening as allergies turned far worse. Anyway, I’m feeling better now.
    2011 was as exciting for me as the year before, and I hope the next one will be as well. We’ll see, won’t we?
    Take care, my friend.
    Happy New Year,

    -Jimmy

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  3. The week before the new year is always a great time to reevaluate, I’m glad you’re enjoying yours, and that 2012 is starting on a positive note for your writing.

    2011 was a good year in that I got some much needed positive feedback in my day job, but more importantly, positive reactions to my fiction and a number of “signs” (maybe affirmation is a better word, but they felt like signs) that becoming an indie author was the perfect path for me.

    Happy 2012! (almost)

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  4. 2011 has been an amazing year. I still can’t believe I am an author of two published books. Along with it comes the feeling of being overwhelmed and not sure where to turn next. I plan to try to keep my head above water this coming year. I have so much to be thankfull for and don’t ever want to lose sight of that. Iam thankful that I am your (cyber) friend Linda. All the best wishes for 2012!

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  5. I’ve been thinking about this question of yours, Linda….In 2011, the baby began growing out of being a baby, and I began to have bits and pieces of time to actually work. I learned at lot, alot!, and I now have two pieces that are on the verge of being completed in 2012 – so this is very exciting for me! I look forward to seeing their completion and beginning a new novel this coming year!
    Looking forward to another year sharing t he process with you!
    Happy New Year

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