I wanted to hop on the blog this morning and talk about all the lovely things I am working on in the upcoming year for my faithful readers. I was eager to roll out the red carpet and run through the streets shouting "I'm back...I'm back...uhhhh...anyone still out there? I'm BAAAACCCCKKK!!!"
I've missed my blogging friends. I've missed working on my posts but I was forced to take an unexpected break from blogging during the month of November. Fortunately the issues I was dealing with have been addressed with a new lifestyle initiated and thankfully I'm back to something I love doing. My goal was to spend this first year in the blogosphere posting at least one message per day for a total of 365 blog posts. My one year blog anniversary is coming up on Dec 6th and my Wednesday post will be shining a spotlight on how my first year ended up. Some goals were met, others almost, and still more yet to be determined but all in all a wonderful start to my new writing career as you will see when hopefully you come back later this week to read all the juicy details.
Now for a teaser about what the new year has in store for my blog. 2013 will bring with it a new posting schedule, a new writers series, and a new invitation for my readers to join in the fun.
In order to best serve both this blog and my commitment to creating the best stories I can, I will settle into a Monday, Wednesday, Friday blogging schedule which will leave me time to also focus on polishing stories I have begun this past year. I need time to complete my YA mystery, Lacey's Bridge, and my YA fantasy, Lunadar: Homeward Bound, while finishing the revisions to my chapter book, The Warriors Three, and a host of other picture book stories in various stages.
On Mondays my readers will find the types of motivational posts I have always tried to provide. Wednesdays, starting in January, will showcase a new series called WRITERLY WISDOM where guest authors and established writers will address a number of topics covering the many different areas of the writing process. My wish for this series is for it to become a type of "how-to" resource for newer writers, as well as readers who want to have a better understanding of the hard work and effort going into those wonderful stories we find on the bookshelves every day. Fridays will be FLASH FICTION with a twist. I will put up a picture prompt and begin a flash fiction story, but I'm hoping readers will join in the fun and add to the story...whether just a sentence or another paragraph. I think it will be exciting to see just what we can create together!
There you have it...a look into the future of this blog and I hope you are as excited about the new year as I am! I will be talking more about my WRITERLY WISDOM series in the coming weeks and will let you know the names of the guest bloggers as well as some of the topics that will be covered.
Thank you to all my faithful followers who chose to stick around while I got my life back on track. You will never know how much your love and support means to me. I can only hope and pray that one day I will be able to somehow return the favor. Until then, let's raise a glass and toast to another great blogging year...