Writing Life One Year On

sick4This week I was struck down with a flu bug, and it knocked me sideways. I am a very healthy person and managed Zumba dance on the Monday but on Tuesday, bam!

While sniffling under the covers I thought about where I had come in a year in the UK. Yes, it will be a year this week when we moved home again. Anyway, I thought about my journey as a writer within that year.

Within the past year:

  • my book sales increased far more than I ever imagined.
  • my fan list increased at an incredible rate
  • I gained new writing friends and have been able to meet them face-to-face.
  • I’ve met folk from the publishing world and enjoyed conversations in the flesh.
  • I joined new writing associations and have writing memberships
  • I found courage to put my work out to places I never dreamed of when living abroad.
  • I attended book launches, lunches and fairs for the first time.
  • Maggie’s Child reached #1, #3 in Victorian romance category, and #25 in paid best-seller list in the UK. It also got through into a second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

In one year I have grown as a writer and I can say I have no regrets returning to the UK. Bring on year two!


About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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8 Responses to Writing Life One Year On

  1. So sorry to hear you’ve been ill, Glynis. I hope you’re feeling better now. You’ve certainly had quite a year haven’t you? Here’s to another wonderful one!

  2. All in all, a good year.

    Just take your time with recovery.

  3. denizb33 says:

    It’s already been a year?! Wow. Congratulations on all you’ve achieved! Hope the flu’s passed too ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hilary says:

    Hi Glynis .. a year rushes by doesn’t it .. but then days at the beach with your grand-daughter are worth so much … but I’m so pleased you’ve turned the whole return into a great opportunity to get on out there and achieve so much for your books and knowledge base … congratulations .. but I hope the flu goes soon .. cheers Hilary

    • Glynis Smy says:

      Hilary, thank you for taking time out to visit. I apologise for getting to your blog at irregular intervals but know you understand. I have a rich life of love and love my rich life, albeit without too many funds. ๐Ÿ™‚

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