It’s time for a toast. Or, given the amount of calories I’ve already eaten today, maybe a piece of toast would be wise. Regardless of how we celebrate, it’s been a year since the creation of this site!
There is nothing like a birthday or anniversary to make us reflective. Here are some things I’ve learned this last year. You can click on links to read related posts.
- Nothing matters as much as good writing.
- Being a writer means being open to disagreement and criticism.
- Posting writing updates on social media makes good business sense. ONLY posting writing updates, and nothing else, on social media is self-serving.
- If I am doing what God has called me to do, he will pay my bills.
- Publishing something where someone might recognize themselves without getting their approval first is dumb, dumb, dumb.
- I will always miss teaching. I will miss my students more.
- There is more than one way to make money as a writer. Some are more interesting than others.
- Writing is a real job, and should be treated like one.
- Having a writing group RULES.
- Play nice with editors. In fact, play nicer than everyone else.
- Keep good records and follow up on open invoices, submitted manuscripts, etc.
- Sometimes I will hate my own writing.
- It’s forced and synthetic to create a list with a nice round number like 15, and less satisfying than ending on a prime number instead.
Looking forward to another year, with more learning and victory ahead! And don’t forget the toast!