It’s been quite a year.
This was the year I placed my entire novel in someone else’s hands for feedback for the first time.
It was also the year when my personal life took precedence over my writing: I had to put my novel on the back burner so that I could address some big changes that were happening in my life. Fortunately, the majority of these changes were good, and the whole experience has only led me to mature, grow, and become a new and better man.
However, even though all of these changes were great, it did mean that, for the first time, I didn’t reach my yearly writing goal.
But even though I didn’t reach my yearly writing goal for my novel, this was also the year that the C2C reached its first 1,000 subscribers–and I am very proud of that accomplishment.
Finally: this was the year I started to write the first eBook based on the blog.
Yup, it’s been quite a year.
There was so much good that happened this year that I have already shared with you, there was so much good that happened this year that I probably could never share with you, and there was so much good that happened this year that I look forward to sharing with you soon… (but you’ll have to wait for all that after the break.)
In the meantime: I offer my deepest thanks to all those who have stuck with me during this year of tremendous re-visioning (a re-visioning process that no doubt will continue even after the New Year). Your e-mails, tweets, and messages during this year have truly moved me, inspired me, and have encouraged me to keep up the good work.
I look forward to yet another year of sharing my thoughts and insights with you.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.
P.S. New posts will return to the C2C on January 7th, 2013. In the meantime, I’ll be rolling out some classic C2C posts for your enjoyment.
P.S.S. Oh yeah and, as always, here’s a list of the year’s best moments on Courage 2 Create:
BEST MOMENTS IN COURAGE (2012)
Most Popular Posts of The Year
Here’s how to get over your guilt so that you can finally follow your passion.
I am shocked at how popular this post has become. But I suppose this post touches upon something we can all relate to…
Never before has the word “bittersweet” been so accurate a descriptor of my experience.
My favorite book series–and yours, too.
You a beginner? This one’s for you.
This post came at the very end of 2011, so it didn’t get a chance to be featured in 2011’s “Best Of” List, but it was very popular during all of 2012. So there. Leave it alone.
Who knew being weak could have its upsides?
Okay, I admit it: I was listening to “Defying Gravity” from Wicked when I wrote this post. What? It’s a great song.
Please, Hollywood, can I ‘ave some more… substance?
Most Popular Guest Posts and Interviews of The Year
This is another “end-of-2011-post” that never got mentioned in the 2011’s “Best Of” List, but it was so dominant during all of 2012 that it just has to be mentioned.
Joanna shows us the smart way to drop everything and follow your dreams.
You knew reading was good for you, but did you know it was THIS good for you?
Because sometimes you forgot why you fell in love in with writing in the first place. (Let’s keep it real.)
Don’t let your ADD get in the way of a successful writing career.
Inspiring people to activism doesn’t always have to be depressing.
So simple… yet so effective.
Feel like you’re on the wrong track? Maybe the “wrong track” is the right track.
Because sometimes it’s hard to wrap your head around that big ol’ hunk of a manuscript.
(Great posts from this year that you might have missed.)
It may seem simple, but when you feel like there is a “new day” rising in your life, it is so essential that you have a vision of what you want that new day to be like, so that you can take full advantage of it. I know even more so now that this simple lesson should not be ignored.
This was such a huge paradigm shift moment for me this year: if you can really, truly recognize your life as a blessing, your world will change dramatically for the better.
Prioritizing your dreams is another simple idea, but it’s so important if you want to move forward.
What your “green-eyed monster” can teach you.
Having trouble writing today? Just be you. (My favorite guest post of all the guest posts I wrote for Write To Done this year.)
This interview I did about writing spaces ended up being more profound than I intended. But that tends to happen to me a lot (if you haven’t noticed).
Be reliable, not consistent.
Be proud of your battle scars!
Why the truth is the best foundation for your dreams.
This was another big epiphany-moment for me this year: realizing that every part of us has its own dream it wants to fulfill. If you can really understand this for yourself then you are making huge progress, my friend.
What was your favorite moment on the C2C this year? Please share your favorites with us in the comments below!
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