That Was The Year That Was

It’s been a year since I started this site, and this ‘notablog’ thingy, so I thought it was time for a recap. Here are my stats for the year:

1) The Good:
books published: 2
books contracted but not yet published: 2
grants awarded: 1
poems published: 5 (not including Cleanskin poems)
school presentations/workshops: 14
poetry readings: 3

2) The Less Good:
books written but not contracted: 3
poems rejected: 7
stories/articles begun but unfinished: 8

3) The Utterly Random:
references to my dog and/or breakfast cereal choices: 0
days I missed having to get up in the dark and take the bus to ‘a real job’: 0

As you can see, getting published doesn’t mean everything you write will then be published. This is as it should be. I still have a lot to learn about writing and who I want to be as a writer. This year, I’ll continue to feel my way and no doubt collect a few more rejections in the process. Hopefully, a few acceptances too.

So, that was the year that was, that was. All things considered, it’s been a pretty good one.

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