Wandering For Ten Years

That Was The Year That Was

January 13th of 2010 saw my first Wednesday Wanderings post.

A decade.  Ten years.  Fifty-two weeks a year.  And I haven’t missed once.  I think that makes for 520 essays, plus this one today.

Sometimes, like today, the post has been relatively short.

Other times, the posts have been long essays, often on writing. Some of these became Wanderings on Writing, one of the few books on writing that focuses on the unique concerns encountered by a working writer of science fiction and fantasy.

Other times these Wanderings have been about life, or new releases, or trips.

There was that time we saw a camel in someone’s yard…

For seven years, I also wrote the Thursday Tangents, which my friend, Alan Robson of New Zealand.  You can download some of these as a free e-book here.

A bit over five years ago, I started the Friday Fragments, which gives you a glimpse into my reading habits and provides you with the opportunity to influence them.

I’m always open to suggestions as to possible topics for these Wanderings.  Please feel free to make suggestions for the year to come.

Lots of things have changed in these last ten years.  One thing hasn’t.  I’m still a writer.  And now I’m off to write.

4 Responses to “Wandering For Ten Years”

  1. Louis Robinson Says:

    Wow! That was a blast from the past. And a vigorous discussion to boot.

    So, what was the Camel of 2012, in the end? and what do you think of the industry now? If the shelving at Chapters is anything to go by, I’d say that print is holding more-or-less steady, while MMPB may even be a bit ahead of where it was when you wrote that.

    • janelindskold Says:

      I agree that print is proving more robust than expected. I’ve been surprised how many new release are trade paperbacks. That’s a form that has really gained ground.

      As for the industry… It’s still in transition, and that accounts for a lot of things, including the rise of authors like me who publish both traditionally and independently.

  2. Harried Harry Says:

    I’m trying to catch up with my email. Reading your post of today reminds me time does go by, especially when you are having fun. Reading is a great hobby but writing is even more relatable. Thank you for the ten years of writing your “snippets” ’cause we all (I think anyway) enjoy the challenges you bring to mind.

    Enjoy the New Year!

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