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!

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About Glynis Peters

I write Historical saga style novels featuring mystery and romantic twists. My debut with HarperCollins/HarperImpulse is, The Secret Orphan. I live in the UK, in a coastal town in Essex. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters. I also write Victorian novels under my own name, Glynis Smy,
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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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