Welcome, 2014!

I, for one, am sincerely happy that 2013 is over.  So many of my friends and family members had a rough year that it seemed that everyday I had bad news.  Sure, there was good news, too — but perhaps I got too overwhelmed in all the Apocalypse madness that I only seemed to focus on the bad.

On the writing front, after a great 2012, I had a slow publishing year.  I sent out a lot of submissions but also got a lot of rejections.  Most of my major accomplishments came out at the start of the year, so I had a long dry spell where my work just didn’t seem grace any journals. I have been actively writing and publishing for about 10 years now, and most of the time I brush rejection notes off the table (or out of the inbox!) But when I get a whole slew of them, I start to have doubts about my talent as a writer.

But 2014 is already showing promise.  To celebrate that promise, I have moved to a real website. Yep, Karen is ready to join the new year.  Besides incorporating links and my general information, I will have a blog on this website.  I do plan to keep The Scrapper Poet up for a while, at least to share links, but for now, you can find me at http://www.karenjweyant.com/

(Keep in mind that this is a work in progress.  I know there are dead links and other snafus — but building a website has actually taken me longer than I thought it would!)




  1. Deaths, diagnoses, vehicles and money issues; 2013 was bad for us too in many ways, though we are trying to remind each other of the good parts. I’ve gotten off my butt and started submitting again, and had some nice little successes, though I will be really stepping this up this year.

    You may not realize but it doesn’t go unnoticed what an encouragement you are to many. Your new site looks great, and I’ll be sure to watch out for the incredible new things you’ll do this year. All the best, and cheers!

  2. kweyant Said:

    Thanks David — And I hope to see you at my other blog site! Happy New Year! Best wishes for health and happiness to you and your family.

  3. susanissima Said:

    I agree with you Karen; so many have had an inauspicious 2013. But 2014 will be stellar! Can’t you just feel it already? Best of luck on your new website and blog.

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