I love the “riding a train through the mountains” illustration in this blog post: helpful and encouraging. All of us, writers or otherwise, should try to ride our trains with the same mindset. All aboard!
The writing life is as full of ups and downs as a train ride through the Rocky Mountains. For those of you who put your words to paper and send them out to the world to read, this is not a revelation. As I write this post, there are just four hours left in 2016, a perfect time to reflect on the year that was, and to look ahead to the one about to begin.
Personally, it was a year of both peaks and valleys with my writing. I had two romantic suspense novels come out, the second and third books of a trilogy. The books, and the series as a whole, received great reviews and feedback, a definite mountain experience. Sales were somewhat disappointing, however, which at times was deflating.
I finished writing and am now in the polishing-and-receiving-critiques phase of a two-book series, which is very exciting. Not…
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