I hadn’t planned on writing this post. Not having written or published much this year, I didn’t see the point of writing an entire post for just 5 publications. But then it’s almost dusk in my part of the world and it’s drizzling softly outside–just the perfect setting to reminisce.
2021 was a crazy roller-coaster ride. My health and writing took some hard hits, but despite this year’s stormy weather, I’ve managed to stay afloat and get 5 pieces published with a Best Micro Fiction and a Best of the Net nomination. I feel a tinge of pride, and I don’t feel that often, so here goes.
Here’s my very short list of publications in 2021. I hope you enjoy reading them!
- Separation Anxiety in Nurture Literary. This is nominated for Best of the Net 2022!
- An Auspicious Dawn in Schuylkill Valley Journal
- Rotting Mangoes in Wigleaf. This is nominated for Best Micro-Fiction 2022! (YAY!)
- Mirage in National Flash Fiction Day’s FlashFlood
- Between the Nail and the Skin in Janus Literary
The highlight of this year, though, is my 8-year-old daughter’s very first publication! Her story appears in Little Thoughts Press’ first issue–Magical Winter. It’s chock-full of stories and poems only for kids and written mostly by kids. You can either download a copy for free or buy it by clicking here (It’ll make a great gift for the littles in your lives!)
I’m taking the rest of December off from writing. My parents are finally here after two long years and I want to spend as much time as I can with them. In 2022, I plan to write and submit a lot more. But if 2021 has taught me anything, it is to remember to pause, breathe, rest, and recharge. Self-care is going to be a priority in 2022.
Also, my search for the elusive literary agent who will champion my picture books continues. Will I finally meet them in 2022? Watch this space!
With that, here’s wishing the four readers of this blog a very happy holiday season and a wonderful 2022!