2010 brought many great things for me. Some of them personal, some of them writing related. Since this is a writing blog and not a bore-you-to-tears-with-my-personal-life blog, I'll stick to the latter.
2010 Highlights and what I've learned from them.
I finished revising my first novel, and promptly decided that it was horrible and would never be seen by anyone but my scribe sisters and I, started a few drafts for different works that I didn't pursue, and then I found my gem. I wrote it, and I rewrote it, and I rewrote it again, and I'm still revising it. I've learned so much from this manuscript, not just about sentence structure, plot, characters, etc. But also about my own writing style, my voice, and the mark I want to make as an author.
I entered it in few fun contests (and won, woohoo!) which landed me with partial/full requests. From those I learned a lot about what works and what doesn't in a novel opening, and that fiction is very subjective.
Watching Sisters in Scribe grow to having over 400 amazing followers! Our group has really come together over the past 12 months. We've grown as partners, learned each others habits and styles, and you lovely readers have been with us every step of the way. We're very grateful for your continued support.
Writing with Tangled Fiction has taught me more than I could have hoped for. I've learned I can write under pressure, I can meet strict deadlines, and I can still produce quality fiction that I am proud of.
I feel that I've come a long way as a writer, and I owe a lot of that to my scribe sisters.
Hopes for 2011!
I want to finish revising my current WIP and start submitting it to agents.
I want to draft another manuscript.
Of course I would love to sign with an agent, but my biggest goal for 2011 is to do my best, to grow as much as I can as a writer, and to write the best book that I can.