Since the year is winding down, and the next few weeks will be all kinds of crazy with Christmas parties and stuff, I thought I'd throw some stats out there. I love doing stuff like this. Not sure why...
Last year at this time, I was polishing up my query letter to send to agents. I sent my first one on December 14th. A LOT has happened since then. You could say that first query changed me a little. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Well, I sort of did, but didn't think writing would become such a huge part of my life. I had no idea my blog would take off so well either. Anyway, here are some writing stats from this year. It's been a crazy year with a few things I can't share, but someday I'll be able to. Maybe next year. :)
1. Signed with my agent in February.
2. Went from 5 blog followers to 448 in 9 months.
3. Attended my first writing conference.
4. Found some amazing critique partners and betas! And SO many new friends!
5. Started 6 books.
6. Finished 3 books.
7. Revised 2 books.
8. Scrapped one book.
9. Wrote over 200,000 words.
10.Beta read some amazing books for my critique partners.
To top it all off, several friends got book deals, landed agents and had books come out this year.
It was a great year. Hard and emotional, but great. I've grown a ton as a writer. I have 2 more books under my belt. I have some amazing crit partners who have helped me so much. I honestly know I wouldn't be where I am today without them. And thank YOU guys. You've made me feel like people actually like me! lol :) I heart you guys.
2011 was great, but here's to hoping 2012 is even better! :D
What were you doing this time last year? Have any stats you want to share?