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!)