Hard to believe it’s already the end of 2012. The older I get, the faster time goes by. When I was a kid, it took forever for Christmas to come. Felt like years. Now, it’s every few months. At least it feels like it’s every few months. So I’ve been thinking about what I’ve done this year. I mean really, what have I done?
I published all of my stories with Amazon at the end of February.
I published all of my novels in paperback form (they had previously only been available in digital format).
Also, I published a collection of poems, a collection of short stories, a novella, and 2 novels.
I submitted 2 short stories to 2 different anthologies, both of which were accepted and published.
At the end of June, I had to put my beloved Himalayan cat down. It was easily one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do.
I helped kick-start the writing career of a talented young woman.
I bought a new car.
I honed my knitting skills.
I lost a few family members.
I gained new friends and fans.
I laughed. I cried.
I did a lot of writing. A lot of editing. A lot of cover designing. A lot of work.
So when I feel like another year flew by and I got nothing done, I can look back at these things and realize that I did accomplish something. I was productive. And I hope to be even more productive in 2013, and I certainly hope to drag you all along with me. Kicking and screaming, if need be. But you’re coming with me, and it’s going to be a hell of a ride.
Happy holidays, everyone. Hope you’re all happy and safe.
So tell me, what did you do this year?