Below are my most popular posts from the past year, which wouldn't be possible without you, dear readers.
Were any of these your personal favorites? What would you like to see in 2013?
Back to Basics: Every Scene Must Have Conflict
posted January 4
Positive and Negative Effects of eReading
posted January 11
Connecting Your Opposite Turning Points in Story Structure - Part One
posted January 19
Connecting Your Opposite Turning Points in Story Structure - Part Two
posted January 25
Back to Basics: Writing a Query (slash) Pitch (slash) Jacket Blurb
posted February 1
Defining the Lead Character (as demonstrated by Winnie the Pooh)
posted February 15
Why the Once Upon a Time Series Isn't Quite Working for Me
posted February 22 (I need to revisit this one soon - some of my feelings have changed!)
Back to Basics: Writing Is Hard
posted February 29
Good Flashback vs Bad Flashback
posted March 27
Making a Depressing Character Likeable
posted March 28
Believable Young Adult Romance
posted April 11
Knowing When to Let Go
posted June 21
Breaking Down Story Structure: LABYRINTH, Act One
posted August 8 (for all the posts in this series, click here)
Lead Character Goal Selection and the Preservation of Self-Concept
posted December 5
So. You probably noticed that most of the popular posts are from the first half of the year. What happened? Twin Sense, that's what. I love my book, but...yeah.
Being my first major release, juggling everything that went along with it, plus blogging, plus always writing something new, plus querying another major project, plus all the horrors of my personal life... it was a learning experience, to say the least. And at times, it was extremely overwhelming. But I think I've got it under control now, and will continue blogging as I had in the past.
The "breaking down story structure" series will pick up again in January, and I have some new things planned for you too. And! Some very special announcements coming up! I will also continue blogging for Write It Sideways and Writer Unboxed throughout 2013.
Thanks to all of you for reading, for commenting, for engaging in lively discussions, for being a wonderful part of my life. See you in the new year!