As 2006 comes to an end, it’s useful to reflect onÂ this past year and evaluate our writing successes and shortcomings. For me, I had a mixed but mostly positive year.
On the positive side, I published pieces in Paste, Inked Â and Columbus MonthlyÂ along with several write-ups for Stuff. I also had a piece accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of Tin House. AboutÂ ten book reviews appeared on PopMattersÂ and I interviewed eleven writers and publishing industry experts for this site. I was honored to accept invitations to guest-blog on BeatriceÂ and to join the Litblog Co-Op.
In regards to less measureable matters, I made a number of solid industry contacts that might prove to be fruitful in the future. And most important of all, I made a lot of great new friends that all love books and writing.
On the areas for improvement side, I didn’t finish as much of my novel as I had hoped. My submissions to Penthouse Letters and Cat Fancy were rejected, I didn’t get the gig ghostwritingÂ for OJ,Â and I was crushed to have been left out of GalleyCat’s rundown of cute writers. So IÂ definitely have some things to work on in 2007.
How didÂ 2006 treat you and your writing?Â