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Writing Reflections for 2014 and Goals 2015

2014

2014

I feel as if 2014 has flown by at a ridiculously fast rate. I suppose we all feel that way but for me, with moving states, starting a new job and heading home to Ireland for a couple of months it’s been a pretty quick year.

I’m hoping 2015 moves by a little slower, savor it a little.

Over the year though my writing has moved forward. I’ve managed to have more stories published which was great. I’ve finished another manuscript and finally started editing. I was hoping to have the book finished by Christmas this year but if I rushed it and not had a professional edit on it, the book would have suffered so I’ve held it back for a little while.

Through my blog, Twitter and Facebook I’ve met some really great people. It a really cathartic process meeting people online who share similar interests and are so willing to reach out. Setting up my blog in March of this year was one of the best things I’ve done as a writer.

2015

2015

2015, I really want to publish some work myself. I’ve loved having stories published by others in various anthologies but I want to take the plunge myself, sink and swim like everyone else out there in the indie world. Finding and editor and a cover designer is something else I want to do and get it right of the bat, hopefully. I bought davidjdelaney.net which means I have no excuse not to set up an author site so that’s project number… I lost count.

So it’s been a busy 2014 and I think 2015 might shape up to be a little busier but I’m looking forward to it.

How’s 2015 shaping up for you?
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  1. #1 by suecoletta on December 21, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    You’re so smart to buy your name. I need to do the same thing. I recently read a horror story about an author– can’t remember her name– who became successful, hitting the NY Times Bestsellers list, but never bought her domain. Someone else did and posted all kinds of fraudulent stuff about her using her domain/name, and there was nothing she could do about it. An author who read about her troubles bought a different site with her name– the last one apparently– and gifted it to her so she could rebuild, repair the damage that was done. This anonymous author wanted no credit, just to right a wrong to another writer. This community is so supported of one another. It constantly amazes me. I guess that is what I’m going to concentrate on for 2015– giving back as much as I can.

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    • #2 by David J Delaney on December 29, 2014 - 1:39 pm

      I really want to embrace the whole helping each other vibe that the online writing community has going for it.

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  2. #3 by Kat on December 21, 2014 - 11:23 pm

    Like you, I feel like 2014 just flew past me. For 2015, I’m hoping to get more focus in my writing, more organization in my life, and enjoy more time with my family.

    Happy New Year!

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