Tomorrow, 10 Minute Writer is ONE YEAR OLD! WOO-HOO!
I’ve been thinking hard about how to celebrate this milestone. I thought about a writing contest, but then I would have to choose between the entries of my new friends and it would break my heart. Then I thought about a giveaway, but this isn’t Pioneer Woman (even though we have much in common) so my giveaways might be limited to used books from my local thrift store, and who wants junk?
Instead, I thought I’d write an entry summarizing my year. It’s been a great one! Thanks to you, my dear readers! I’m a stronger, more encouraged and more successful writer and blogger because of you.
10 MINUTE WRITER A to Z!
A is for The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, the most mentioned book on this blog. Thanks to the reader who suggested I read it. I did. It changed my life.
B is for business cards. I bought some cheap ones to help me promote my blog. Of course then I went and changed my name. Sigh.
C is for confidence. Blogging every day has helped mine grow.
D is Digg, Google Reader and other stuff with which I decided not to clutter this blog. Although, that might hurt my numbers, I find that too much foolin’ around with stuff I don’t understand makes me dizzy.
F is for Facebook friends who read me, like Christy, Kim & Kerry! Thanks guys!
G is for God, the giver of good gifts. And G is also for glory. Which I hope I bring him.
H is for Haiku and my favorite haiku-writin’ reader, Elaine.
I is for Internet. All my favorite things have come from the Internet, like my husband. Thank you, Al Gore!
J is for jelly. What my keyboard is often covered with.
K is for Katharine Joy. I’m giddy over what this step of faith might bring me.
L is for Listening Lunch. My first e-book was published this year! You can buy a copy of it here!
M is for Michelle, who talked me into blogging, Facebooking and Tweeting. My new strategy, any suggestion that scares me is probably a good one.
Non-Fiction. The forgotten child. Writers of non-fiction, I’m going to write more about that here eventually. Stay tuned!
O is for Oklahoma.
P is for Pandora. Shannon, a faithful reader, introduced me to Pandora radio so that I can listen to the right kind of music while I write. As I write this, I’m listening to Salsa. Which is pretty funny, if you think about it.
Q is for Quitting. I was going to. Several times. But it was your kind comments and encouragement that kept me going.
R is for righteous, responsive readers. And for reading. And for RAH RAH for Alliteration.
S is for Seven Quick Takes, a little game that Jen at Conversion Diary plays every Friday. I’m sure that Susanne, Erin, Sarah and others started reading me because of Jen. And for that I’m very grateful.
T is for Twitter! I think a few folks have dropped by after I threatened begged suggested it.
U is for uninterrupted. My dream. Certainly not my reality.
V is for victory. What is victory if not conquering our fears and taking one step toward our goals?
X is for a cop-out word, like excited, which really doesn’t start with X. But yet, it describes how I feel about this blog.
Y is for yesterday. I didn’t blog. Sorry. Sometimes I remember I have a day job.
Z is for zany. My least favorite adjective. Although I’m thinking that “long winded”, “blathering” and “self-indulgent” are appropriate ones to have at the end of this blog post. Too bad they don’t start with Z.
That’s it, folks! It’s been a great year! Thank you for making it so fun for me. And next year, I’ll give away an iPhone!