Taking Stock – 2013 in Retrospect

goodbye-2013-welcome2014Looking back, I’m proud of what I’ve done with the blog in 2013. Of course, there’s much to be improved, but I think I’ve laid the groundwork for future changes to be made in 2014. So – taking stock of the past year!


I wrote 42 total blog posts.

I posted 13 book reviews (which can also be found on Goodreads!)

This was the first year I participated in the Teens Can Write, Too! blog chains. I took part in the chain in May, June, July, and December during 2013.

Another first – I began interviewing published authors! My first author interview took place back in March, with Australian author Steph Bowe. I then interviewed Adrian Fogelin, Laura Lascarso, Rachel Coker, Kat Zhang, and Amy Zhang. So exciting!


Other highlights of 2013:

I attended my first writer’s conference in May, and wrote several posts about what I learned.

I have critique partners! I later wrote a post about the importance of accountability.

In November, I took part in NaNoWriMo. This was my first attempt to seriously write 50,000 words in a month, and while I was not a NaNo “winner” I’m glad I tried.


In an upcoming post, I’ll catalog my goals for the blog in 2014 and will share my anticipated book arrivals.

Thanks again, 2013!

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