The new year is almost upon us, as hard to believe as that might seem and I cannot believe the year that myself, this blog, and my stories have had. I was able to accomplish many good things in 2008.
I wrote my first interracial relationship story, Ghetto Gospel, my first family drama, The Waverly Myth, my first supernatural mystery, The Flower Girl, and I wrote my longest story, and my most popular one to date, The Prettiest Thing - which is being posted once again on Fictionpress for those who are interested in reading it. I also wrote two short stories that I am extremely proud of: Piper’s Hidden Kiss and Raven’s Ridge.
I dealt with self-doubt, as I always seem to suffer from, and had a complete lack of confidence, which resulted in me taking down some of my works-in-progresses and taking a short break from writing. I lost many readers this year for one reason or another but gained others and I kept some of my most loyal friends/readers who have been with me since the beginning.
I am excited for 2009 and I already am brainstorming about a follow-up to The Flower Girl titled Soldier Boy, which will be about Simon Fowlers, the son of Alice and Brookston. I also plan on continuing with A Pocketful of Poppies, The Beginning of Eden and The Winter Solstice.
I am also going to try to get some of my works published. I was thinking of perhaps putting together a collection of short stories. One of my close friends would like me to send her a manuscript and she is going to see what she can do for me. Even if nothing comes of it, I am excited to be taking this step and am happy with whatever the outcome may be. At least I am giving it a try.
As many of you know, I love to write and even if I never become a published author, I will still have you all to write for and I could not be more grateful for that and for you. I have some of the most loyal fans considering I am just a mere web-writer but I thank you from the bottom of my heart for a fantastic year and here is to hoping for an excellent 2009.