This year I wrote and had more work published than in any year before. Not only that, but more than half of my writing credits were produced this year.
I write a lot, and have for quite some time. I don’t want to gloat, so I’m not sharing the exact numbers. I still don’t really believe them haha (Maybe I will in the comments if someone really wants to know.) But I’m just so grateful to have such success.
I have multiple steady writing gigs that pay well and teach me new angles with each piece, and so many ventures are dawning.
This year I wrote for: Evie Magazine, The New American, American Thinker, The Epoch Times, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, and sososos many more.
It was truly a year of exploring journalism and investigative skills. I got to interview my state Governor and help a whistleblower get her truth out. But not just that, I’ve also tested my style and tone. I’ve worked at upping my skills and really getting my personality to scream at everyone from the screen/page.
My first major release with Llewellyn Worldwide came out this May, and I’m happy to say that “The Magic of Nature,” has been a steady seller.
I’m currently working on a new book to turn into my editor at Llewellyn, and seeking a home for another that they just couldn’t find room for since it’s topic is already signed in other upcoming features.
Oh, and I snagged a couple more awards from The Missouri Writer’s Guild. Not too shabby!
As always I have another middle grade book to write for one of my children. It’s all outlined and waiting for January 3rd. I’m sitting on so many unpublished children’s novels I’m wondering if I should just start throwing them at agent’s windows, like pebbles, in the hopes that they’ll finally open up and give my silliness a chance. Because funny kids books are just never plentiful enough.
But everything in its time I guess.
I hope everyone out there is working toward a goal they can attain and have found something to celebrate this year. I’m nothing special. I just have a tiny sliver of talent and willingness to grow, change, and improve.
That’s really all it takes to get where you want to be in any endeavor. You have to do the work to get it done. Be willing and don’t take any shortcuts.
All the sunshine!