I love end-of-the-year reflections. It’s encouraging to look back and give thanks for the blessings, lessons, and opportunities 2012 brought.
Professionally, 2012 has turned out to be more fulfilling than I ever expected. Here are some of the highlights, both big and small:
- Launching this website and blog
- Writing the e-book Beyond the Basics: 30 Tips for Better Writing
- Buying my own copy of The Chicago Manual of Style (instead of borrowing it from the library)
- Ordering business cards
- Editing over twenty e-books and making twenty friends in the process
- Attending the Allume conference and meeting many of my clients in person
- Contributing to Erin and Teri Lynne’s very helpful e-book, Self-Publish
- Continuing to sell copies of my e-book, Speechless: Finding God’s Grace in My Son’s Autism, and connecting with a growing community of special needs advocates on our Facebook page
Five years ago these opportunities didn’t even exist. There wasn’t a way to get your indie book into the hands of thousands of readers. Now, it seems everyone is writing a book (at least in the blogging world that seems true). And all those book writers need an editor. I can meet every professional goal I have for myself sitting in my sweatpants, at my desk, after the boys are asleep. I can help each client see her dream of a book come true. As I book clients into 2013, I’m excited about what I will learn, the friends I will make, and the goals I’ll help clients meet.
What writing or publishing goals did you meet in 2012? What goals do you have for 2013?