Friday, December 31, 2010
Best and Worst Writing Memories of 2010
Best: Joined first critique group.
Worst: Had to nix a precious passage.
Best: Wrote a short memoir piece about my husband's and my love story, now a keepsake.
Worst: Wrote my step-dad's obituary, though it was a blessing to do so.
Best: First book deal!
Worst: Rejection of the memoir piece that I submitted for an inspirational collection.
Best: Obtained a literary agent.
Worst: My agent stopped blogging.
Best: Entered my first and only writing contest.
Worst: Didn't fair as well as I hoped, though not bad.
Best: Interviewed at Romance Writer's on the Journey.
Best: Connected with more authors and made valuable relationships.
Worst: Wished I'd done so sooner!
Best: Met and shared a room a conference with my long-time favorite author, Ruth Axtell Morren.
Worst: My local writing mentor and friend, Susan Page Davis moved away.
Best: Attended two small conferences and taught two writer's workshops.
Worst: Didn't get to go the ACFW conference.
Best: Favorite books read (always gives me writing inspiration)
A 3-way tie: Courting Morrow Little (Frantz), The Silent Governess (Klassen), The Preacher's Bride (Hedlund)
Worst: I didn't read as many books this year.
Best: Became a better writer.
Worst: There's always room for improvement!
Best: Met some of my writing goals.
Worst: Didn't meet some of my writing goals, but that's OK, I took a different path.
What are some of your best and worst writing memories from 2010?