So the 2005 post are up again.
The first post in July 2005 talks about having problems with You Again (still not finished after it was rejected) and meeting Bob and starting Don’t look Down, so a lot has happened in fifteen years. There’s also a reference to Charlotte’s Book which is one of those things that just died on me. I can’t even remember what it was about. Fifteen years, people.
Some of the August posts aren’t really interesting any more–“Your Reality May Differ” is about an RWA scandal fifteen years ago, although interestingly enough, it foreshadows the one we’re going through now. “Walden the Blog” was about enabling comments. Okay, not that great. But “Why Caramel Pecan Perfection Isn’t”is pretty good about rage, a recurring problem of mine, and “Susan Elizabeth Phillips, the Dark Side” is one my favorite posts of all time (I ran it past her first but she has such a good sense of humor that it wasn’t a problem). “Writing in Books with Boys” was about collaboration for the first time, so not that exciting.
Things picked up in September. I went to Maui so there were those posts, and then I did the Twelve Days of Trudy for “Hot Toy.” “The Maui Effect” and “Things I’m Not” are still fun to read, I think. And then there’s “Patricia Gaffney, The Dark Side.” For the Trudys, I’m going to start that Post Series page (see banner menu above) for series posts. The Trudy Twelve Days are completely skippable, they’re almost all just word count posts, but some of the later “Hot Toy” posts might be interesting if you want more on those topics.
October was the last of Trudy, plus Terry Brooks, the Dark Side which was a bait and switch because Terry Brooks has no dark side, the guy is a prince. So the post was mostly about the Surrey Writer’s Conference. I did a LOT of conferences back in the day.
There was only post in November, about a trip to NYC that included publicity pictures organized by Mollie and foisted on Bob: So I Went To New York.
December had a Trudy post, so that’s on the Trudy page, and a Random Sunday that was clearly written while I was writing Faking It because of all the 60s music references.
And that’s 2005.
The big takeaway from this is that I should do a Twelve Days of Nita Act Two and a Twelve Days of Making My Living Room into My Office to keep me accountable.
So this took me all day and it’s the SHORT year. This could take awhile.