My Writing Journey | A Year in Review 2018

by - February 10, 2019


Another whole year has passed, and now we're about to begin a new year...

2019!

Today, instead of giving you an update of only the month of December, I'm going to give you a year in review for 2018
all the months of this year and everything God has allowed me to accomplish in my writing. I don't write this post to come across as bragging. I'm writing this to give glory to God! Without His help, I would not be heretrust me!

So today is really a post of everything I'm thankful for accomplishing this year. I hope you find it encouraging. God can use you, too, just as He has used me. You just have to stop procrastinating and start writing!


WHERE I'VE BEEN PUBLISHED THIS YEAR

My blog
In March 2018, I started this blog. If you've been with me from the very beginning, you will remember the awful way my blog looked at first. (Well, at least, I thought it was awful.) Now, however, it looks much better. (I'm thinking about getting a new blog domain sometime in the future, but for now, this blog has served me well!)

Thank you so much to those who have subscribed to my blog and encouraged me along my writing journey! It really means a lot to me.


TheRebelution.com
I can remember the time I received the email from The Rebelution that my first article was accepted. I was so excited, and I couldn't wait for it to appear on the website!

So far, I have had four articles published on The Rebelution, and one rejected article.

Here are the ones I have gotten published:






Other blogs
I have had the opportunity to guest post on three other blogs this year. Here are the posts!

2. On Anne Rhys's blog: 
When Your Inspiration Well is Dry.

3. On Bea Williams's blog: 
To Plot, or Not to Plot: How to Know if Outlining is Right for You. (Find the link to this post in two weeks!)


WHAT I'VE BEEN WRITING THIS YEARNON FICTION

Before joining the Young Writer's Workshop (YWW, or YDubs, as we abbreviate it), I never wrote non-fiction. I never really felt the need to. However, I realized that I needed to start writing non-fiction in order to get published on The Rebelution, which is an awesome website for young readers and writers.

I have written six articles that I have submitted to The Rebelution: 4 have been published, and 1 has been rejected. When the editor got back to me about the sixth one, she asked if I could tweak some things. So I did. I haven't submitted it again yet, but that will be happening soon!

As I mentioned above, I wrote three non-fiction guest posts about writing. I am working on one more article about writing, which I plan to submit to StoryEmbers.org.

I have rough drafts and ideas for several articles, which I hope to write and submit to The Rebelution in 2019! So, in non-fiction, I mainly write articles that I hope encourage and inspire Christians and young writers.


WHAT I'VE BEEN WRITINGFICTION

When I first started this blog, I was working on a novel titled, A Candle in the Window. In July, I completed this rough draft and began my current WIP (work in progress): In His Hands.

I have to say, A Candle in the Window is my baby. I love those characters so, so much! I really wish they were alive and real. I want to hug them and talk with them.

It's so fun being a writer. You get to make these make-believe people (who seem real to you and to the reader) come alive. And while you do that, you fall absolutely in love with them! If you're not a writer, maybe this sounds insane to you. That's okay. It's a writer thing. All writers (usually and hopefully) love their characters
even the villains!

I also wrote a short story, titled, The Story of Christmas. I outlined this story entirely, and it turned out really well for the first draft! I am very pleased with it!

 MOCK COVERS!

This is the time when I get to share all the mock covers for my WIPs!

For A Candle in the Window (the one on the left was made by a YDubber):





For In His Hands (both made by yours truly):



For The Story of Christmas:

(Made by a YDubber)
(I made another cover for The Story of Christmas, but I didn't like it, so I'm not going to share it. ;) )


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I think that sums up the year of 2018! Thank you again to everyone who has followed me on my writing journey and encouraged me to keep going.


let’s chat!

What did you do this year? What are you working on now? What do you hope to accomplish next year? Tell me about it below!

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