Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Year in Review - and other observations from a caffeinated introvert

This year has been a freight train careening off the tracks. Just when I think I can hold on to it the freaking thing rips off leaving me behind. But it’s been a fun year, with a lot of up’s and down’s and loop-de-loops.

December has been slower, at least. I’m settling into my new Day Job and figuring out my writing schedule. There were contests and revisions and holiday parties with friends and family. I even cooked part of the holiday meal without landing anyone in the Emergency Room (go, me!).

Still, this year has been remarkable and here’s why:

158,693 words written 0.0 (I'm still in shock - check out how I did Nov, Oct, and Sep)
109 blogs posted (June saw the highest number of posts with 15)

16 weeks where I posted 3 blogs a week

200 + new Twitter followers

5000 blog views

5 contests entered (Is there such a thing as ‘too many contests’? See my thoughts here)

30 books read

2 WIP’s completed

1 conference attended

My personal life didn't sit dormant all year so I could accomplish all those great writerly achievements. No, sir.

My husband and I ran the Goofy Challenge + a 5k (42.3 miles in three days) and then promptly got the flu

There was travel for fun mini breaks: ST. Louis, Tampa, Savannah

My sister graduated, moved in with us, got married, moved out

My brother moved in with us

I got laid off

I found work in SC for the summer (travel travel travel)

I found a new, full time Day Job

Through it all I was able to accomplish all the writing goals I set out for myself. I missed some milestones and self-imposed deadlines along the way, but the end result was success.

It’s time to celebrate our achievements and to look forward to another great year. I, for one, am going to read, watch some cheesy movies, and hang out with friends (not concurrently, of course).

How do you plan to celebrate?

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on a successful year! We'll prolly go to the in-laws for awhile and then home- the kidlet can't stay up to midnight. :)


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