I started out the year attempting to write WIP #1. I had already been working on it for 9 months. Yeah, I know it was taking a long time. Since it was my first attempt at writing I still had not worked out all the kinks in my writing process. Or my plot for that matter. There were tons of kinks. I kept fussing with the plot outline. Then when I would sit down to write I found way too many glitches and had a difficult time putting everything together. I found that as I wrote the characters and story would take me someplace different than I had intended.
I was not on Twitter, Facebook, nor did I have this blog. I did have an infant and a teaching degree. I was told by so many professors not to get on Twitter, Facebook, or have a blog. They said it would hinder my finding a teaching job. Eventually I made the decision to create a Facebook page to keep in touch with family all over the country. Then I broke down and started my blog and got on Twitter.
And thus the domino effect begins. It was through Twitter and blogging that I found so many new friends and others like me.
- Without Twitter I might not have heard about NaNoWriMo.
- Without Twitter I might not have met Kayla Olson, whose tweet prompted me to sign up to participate in NaNoWriMo two days before it began.
- Without NaNoWriMo I might not have finished my WIP #1 - Presently titled "Stone Magic."
- Without NaNoWriMo I might not have figured out that the best way for me to write is without an outline.
- Without NaNoWriMo I might not have cracked down on myself to make time to write.
- Without Twitter I might not have found many great blogs - too many to link to in this post.
- Without Twitter I might not have learned of SheWrites or Goodreads. Both of which I have joined.
- Without Goodreads I might not have ever won two ARCs, Wither by Lauren DeStefano and The Book of Tomorrow by Cecilia Ahern.
How was your year in writing?