- re-read all the books in my series
- attended a writers conference
- applied for a grant for the HC youth writing conference and received it from the TN Arts Commission. The grant paid for the publication of the literary journal for the youth who entered.
- learned how to hand make traditional jingle dress regalia.
- attended all my daughters softball games and did the books while they played regular season, all stars, and then finally state.
- traveled between TN, KY, and AL for powwows.
- Watched with honor and pride as my daughter was crowned NCC powwow princess 2014
- edited my manuscripts
- began working on a poetry collection entitled Southern with a Little Bit of Sass
- submitted several poems to different publishers
- submitted Shanghai Sunset to an agent
- organized and co-chaired the second annual Houston County Creative Hands and Minds Youth Contest (this contest was for students in 2nd-12th grades for both art and creative writing.
- wrote several poems
- wrote a short story
- edited and edited and edited to the point of frustration
- attended a local author book signing
- entered a contest through an author's website for the Houston County Coffee Chat Book Club and won a prize of 10 books (9 for the club and 1 for the library) as well as a skype meet the author event for the book club.
- entered the FCE writing contest with a cultural poem
- entered the county fair with an original art piece.
- making new regalia for my daughter one of the dresses is being made from old army fatigues (my father in-law's fatigues). The regalia is being made in honor of all who are serving and all who have served in the military.
This year I promised myself that I would read more and I have kept true to my promise. I am going to try to summarize things that I have accomplished this year.
Sharon loves to read mysteries, romances, and fantasy. She loves the fact that a book can take you anywhere if you let it.