What things (primarily writer related) happened this past year?
I revised my NA UF novel. Major overhaul.
I wrote a NA contemporary sports romance novel.
I wrote half of a NA contemporary thriller before I had to put it down. The themes are pretty dark and intense, and I had to take a step away from it.
I started my next project (which I am so super excited for).
I made it into #pitchwars and have an excellent team, and gotten some helpful feedback from some awesome people.
I didn't write as much as I planned, honestly, but I started a new job earlier in the year that drastically impacted my writing time.
I found out that Carrie Butler (@carriebutler) has some awesome critting skills and is a great friend. I met @DianaMarieGal and learned that she also has mad critting skills and is super sweet.
What about writing regrets? I definitely regret that I submitted a partial of my contemporary when I did. Those pages have been changed so much, and I wish I had waited.
I fell in love with boxing, kickboxing, mma. I got really active. I separated my shoulder. I had a month of limited activity and was on the verge of going crazy. It actually almost made it more difficult to write the book I was writing, because attempting to write about the character's injury made me more of a nutcase. I started training again. I found a part of me that I never expected. I connected to something that I use to not understand at all. I "got it". It's kind of like writing--often times, writers are the only ones who really get why we do what we do.
I have a lot of choices to make this next year. In fact, I might as well start calling 2014 "the year of decisions" now.
What about you? What did you do in 2013 that you'll cherish? Regret? Any resolutions for 2014?