Year 3 Wrap Up


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Wow. This past year brought many accomplishments. I am pretty pleased by this. I worked hard, even though I have had to work around not having home internet, and around working a ‘day job’. The list is a good one 🙂

  • I created new blogs.

  • I expanded on and updated existing blogs.

  • I finished my first book of short stories.

  • I published quite a few short stories online.

  • I started my second and third books of short stories, as well as a few nonfiction ones.

  • I have come up with a list, and descriptions, for quite a few new short stories.

  • I have come up with a few story lines for novels, and am getting the outlines done.

  • I have learned new marketing and promotion skills, though I still have a long way to go with this.

  • I have researched traditional/online book publishing.

  • I am still writing blog posts for Frugal Recipes: Spending Less to Eat Healthy and Living the Low-Income Life, Keeping in contact with fans, and trying to help as many people as I can both on the blogs and through email.

  • I have fans 🙂

  • I acquired a couple more channels to write for on, bringing me to three: Bangor Single Mom, Bangor Easy Cooking and Bangor Frugal Living. All of which are useful to those outside the Bangor area, as well as within.

  • Etc., Etc.

My income from writing has gone down some due to two factors:

  1. Having the day job. During mid spring to the beginning of winter, this job takes up a whole lot of time. However, winter and early spring brings me a little extra time off.

  2. No at-home access to the internet. I have to work around the hours of two different libraries.

As for freelance writing… I am keeping up with this, but I also want to concentrate on fiction writing. I love writing stories.

And photography… still taking photos 🙂 and planning to share some of them with you all this year.

All-in-all, I am pleased with my progress over the past year. Are you pleased with yours?

Shannon L. Buck

About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.

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