Last year, I wrote a blog post stating my intention to make my writing my year’s focus. (Click here if you missed it. And an update: the anthology I mentioned in last year’s post has been delayed but hopefully will be published later this year).
So, a week into the new year, I thought it only fitting to reflect on 2018 and see how I did.
Did I focus on my writing? Yes, most of the time. When my son is home during breaks from school (we just finished up a three-week winter break), my writing time is drastically reduced.
Yet, I’m proud to say I did a lot of writing last year, including:
A blog post a week. And I’m especially proud of re-focusing this blog and concentrating my posts on one of the 3 most important B’s in my life: boys (or children in general, based on my teaching experiences and raising my son), books (a writer must also be a reader), and bodies (specifically living with an autoimmune disease).
I continued to be a regular contributor for MomsLA.com, often writing two posts per week.
I completed a course in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.
So what’s in store for this year? More of the same. A focus on my writing, specifically my essays describing my experiences living with an invisible disability.
On my bookcase, there are several anthologies that don’t have my name on the cover, but do have my name inside – on a contributing essay. And like I’ve told my son, one day, there will be a book on our shelf where my name is on the cover. That’s what I’m working on this year.