I’m about to celebrate my first year with WordPress. I launched this site on January 1st after years of going back and forth about making a change, and I think it’s been a positive one. This new online space has fit my overall desires both for a personal site and the shift in my blogging routine.
This year marked the publishing of my 5th and 6th books. I fulfilled a longstanding curiosity about self-publishing by releasing collections of previous writing.
No Perfect Time: Brief Essays on Life and Faith was the first of the two. It was a slightly rockier process because it was my first time doing everything myself, but I love how it turned out.
The second, Four Weeks: Reflections for Advent, went a bit more smoothly (well, aside from when I lost all my writing files).
These probably won’t be the last books I self-publish. I’ve enjoyed the traditional publishing route, but going indie has been a lot of fun.
(By the way, these two books are 50% off on Smashwords for a few more days, so this would be a great time to check them out if you haven’t already.)
And here are what I consider my “greatest hits” from my year of blogging:
This Ecclesiastical Argument Could Have Been an Email
I Created a Cage and I Can’t Get Out of It
The Needs of Bi-Vocational Ministry
Happily Ever Again
This Is How Long It’s Taking
If It Hurts, Stop Doing It
2022 was a great year of writing. I look forward to what 2023 might bring.