Monday, January 04, 2016

Happy New Year with Changes


It's a new year. 2016 is a special year for me with blogging. It marks my TEN year point. I began way back in 2006 with a short post to reach out to other writers. A lot has happened over the past decade. I've joined Good Reads, Twitter and started my own author page at Amazon and Facebook. I've also begun dabbling in photography as well as completing my 10th novel.

And yes, my first book was published last year.

Changes every day.

Another change today. I've watch blogging transition from when I first started. I don't post as often because I believe people prefer quicker interactions like from Twitter or Facebook. I'm finding since I'm writing novels, my time is more limited to getting around to my favorite blogs.

What that means for me is less blogging and more interactions other places. My plan for the new year is to post here when major events happen with my life, my writing or anything else  I can't share in fifty words or less.

Consider this page like a website. It will carry information but still be me. After all, I don't think any real blogger can give up blogging forever.

Please pray for me as I move into edits on my current suspense novel. It's a stretch for me. A book written unlike any other I have written. I've moved out of Women's Fiction into Suspense as I prefer the fast pace but am able to still delve into the characters. I appreciate your support as I ready it for my agent later in the year. Hopefully as well, the book she is shopping will land into a home this year.

That would be my dream!

But God is in control of all things, isn't He? So I'm waiting on his direction.

Praying your year reveals wonders you can't imagine. Blessings!

15 comments:

Deb Shucka said...

Ten years? Wow! Your life is so full, and so many blessings are overflowing from it. I'm really happy for you, and hope this next year brings you even more adventure and growth.

Lynn said...

Cool shot! And congratulations on your new focus. It is a process of learning as we go and taking the next steps. I look forward to seeing your progress this year regardless of the social media format you choose to use to spread the good news. Happy New Year!

Lily Robinson said...

This is going to be an awesome year for you! Congratulations on the 10-10 milestones!

Yes, it seems people aren't into reading blogs much anymore unless a post tells them they're parenting right, or it otherwise supports their agenda.

It has changed, and I'm sad about that. I've spent a bit of time myself rethinking the blog thing. Even when I see that 100 people have visited the page, comments are rare. There is not much interaction.

Sally Wessely said...

Ten years of blogging is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations.

You amaze me. I will pray about your book. Keep up the good work.

Saleslady371 said...

Wonderful the way the Lord is leading you and I will pray as you move into edits! Wishing you a blessed year!

Nicola said...

Congratulations on all your accomplishments Terri! It is inspirational to read about your successes and the longevity. It gives me hope :) Wishing you lots of fun with your writing throughout the year and hope your suspense novel is available to read very soon. Happy New Year!

Lin Floyd said...

amazing how fast time flies-I've blogged for 8.5 years now. I decided just to blog every 2-3 days rather than daily...but do check out Facebook daily and put links to my blog there. Haven't done much with Twitter yet.

Ceil said...

Hi Terri! Best of blessings on your way to being the best suspense writer ever! If we aren't evolving, we're moving backwards, so I think you should do what you need to do. I hope your interactions on FB and Twitter will keep your name out there, as you work on your hearts desires!

Susan said...

Dear Terri...Oh, I sure would like some good wonders this new year of life.

Thinking of cutting back a bit on blogging, too. Daily is very challenging when one has three part-time jobs plus household duties. ha!

Thank you for saying you will continue to visit Writing Straight from the Heart. That does my heart good. Susan

Karen Lange said...

Wow, ten years! Congratulations on staying the course, and again for your book! :) So glad we met through blogging.

Victoria Marie Lees said...

All the best, Terri! May your dreams come true. And congratulations on your recent publication. Suspense is truly a fast-paced genre. I enjoy it. Thanks for sharing with your readers.

Dawn Simon said...

I've been blogging since 2009, and it's true--things have changed in the blogosphere. Good luck with all your projects! It all sounds exciting!

Victoria Marie Lees said...

Hi, Terri! I hope all is well, my dear. Good luck with your projects.

WritingNut said...

Terri! I hope you're doing well.. it's been ages and ages! I hope everything is going well and all your dreams are coming true :)

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