I was casting about trying to think of things to write when I came upon this post.
Give it a read. I’ll wait.
So, I’ve been blogging on *this* blog for about a year. I’ve been blogging in general, off and on, since 2005. 2005 was a big year for me. I got married and we moved into our house that year. I was also semi-promoted at a job that I wasn’t crazy about.
But that’s for another post.
So, last year, I upped my posting by deciding to post almost every day. I participated in some challenges (Blogging 101, Writing 201, Photography 101 – though I didn’t finish it, A to Z Blogging, Story-a-Day) and developed an editorial calendar that I ditched in November.
I also started freelancing on a whim and got into it quickly, which lead to some actual articles that paid more than pennies – including that one in US News and World Report. It hasn’t posted yet…despite me finishing it back in October. I most certainly got paid for it. I have a byline and an author picture and it’s all ready to go…I’m just waiting for them.
I’ve tried writing in my journal more – that remains hit and miss, unfortunately.
Oh, I’ve also embraced calling myself a writer and telling people about it. (That’s huge for me, you have no idea.)
So, what’s next?
Well, I keep writing, of course. Continue to embrace the writer within and publish more pieces. Perhaps, this year, I’ll be able to say that I’m a published short story writer?