…are actually the same old. I write as much as I can, I submit as much as I can, and I hope an agent picks me up.
I’ll be spending January applying to those writing workshops I mentioned waaayyy back, and then the rest will be trying to work on the new novel to get it out.
I can’t set goals beyond my control, but my measure of time is both yours and mine. In 1998, twelve years after I started as a TA at ISU and discovered teaching was a great passion, I had my dream teaching job. Most of your experience suggests that it takes you about 10 years to get to where you felt comfortable in your author skins.
Only 8 years and 5 months to go! Woohoo!
ps Yvonne, thank you for the feedback. That’s exactly what I needed.