Today is a milestone. One year ago today I decided to start a blog. I wrote a post about nothing in particular, and now 12 months down the track I am still writing posts about, let’s face it, pretty much nothing.
I am going to be honest with you – I started my blog, not interact with my peers and fellow writers and not because I thought I needed an outlet for all my crazy. I started my blog simply because I read somewhere that when you had no publications to speak of, having a blog gives you at least something to put on your resume. But writing my blog has become so much more than that.
When I think back now on all the amazing people I have met in the past twelve months, through my blog and the MANY other blogs that I now follow, and when I think back on how much the interaction with all of you has changed me as both a writer and a person I get a little bit choked up.
1 year ago I had never even attempted to write a short story, but thanks to my introduction to flash fiction and my subsequent attempts at other forms of short fiction I am now a published writer (click here for a link to where you can purchase A Visit From The Duchess, an anthology that includes my short story ‘The Soul Hunter’).
1 year ago I had no idea about using social media for anything other than catching up with family and overseas friends – now I am on facebook, twitter and google+ and I will soon be starting up a fan page on Facebook too.
1 year ago I thought that the only way to get published was to fight for an agent and cry over rejection letters but now, thanks to you, I am going to self-publish my debut novel (hopefully early next year).
So, thank you. All of you. Thank you to those of you whose blogs I have read. And thanks to those of you who have read my blogs. And particularly thanks to those of you that leave comments on a regular basis and/or have subscribed to my blog. The next two blog posts this week will be a re-post two of my favourites from the past twelve months. I hope you enjoy them.
This is also a ROW80 check-in. I will keep it brief. By today I had been hoping to have the outline for Kaminu completed. OK you can feel free to laugh at me now. Obviously I am no where near done. Not even half way. So I am going to give myself an extra week, by this time next week I WILL BE DONE WITH MY OUTLINE!!!!
On Tuesday it is my birthday. I will be 34. As a birthday present to me subscribe to my blog and join me for another twelve months of blogging as I tackle to momentous task of becoming a published novelist. As always I love hearing from you.