2012 was an interesting year.
I spent the first 8 months slogging through a labor-intensive contract and several extra-tough freelance assignments. The year seemed to last forever. I was constantly tired and run down.
Then late August rolled in, I finished up my contract, submitted my last freelance article rewrites, and started writing my novel in earnest.
The experience was wonderful. The whole process of writing the first draft, breathing life into my characters, learning their personalities, struggling with their sheer bullheadedness, finally understanding how the whole puzzle should (hopefully) fit together–oh yes, it was worth every second of hard work and careful budgeting.
What a difference a shift in work focus makes. It’s like comparing night and day.
I had the time of my life.
Best of all, I’ve had so much fun sharing my progress (and frustrations) with like-minded writers. (Yay for Twitter!)
So before heading out for a long overdue vacation with friends and family, I wanted to say thank you for sharing my journey. I hope you have a wonderful, happy holiday season and that 2013 is healthy, happy, and prosperous.
See you in January!