2014 Year in review


So everyone is posting their ‘Year in Review’ stats from WordPress.

Not I.

Why? Its embarrassing. Its shameful. I. Am. A. Loser.

My stats are so pathetic. Granted, I’ve only had this thing running for a few months, but I guess I had unrealistic expectations. I mean, really, I added a donate button – one lovely person offered a donation. I added a ‘Gofundme’….0…zero…zip…nada… I even tweaked it a little, lowered the goal, etc..



I managed to lose 100 pounds of gushy fat. I am much healthier. I am no longer on medications for high cholesterol and blood pressure, no longer having to test my blood sugar every day for diabetes type II, which is gone. I can walk and climb stairs without huffing and puffing. I lost some of my bewbs, but man, my ass looks awesome 😉

I had to buy a new wardrobe. Okay, to most girls they scream and swoon over such things. Not me. It was an inconvenience. New shoes, too, because my feel don’t swell up like sausages anymore.

I still have COPD, which I will have forever.

I quit smoking.

I started smoking again. Okay, Okay…I dropped the ball there. However, I don’t smoke nearly as much, and I don’t smoke in the house anymore. I go outside. And sometimes its either too damn hot, or too damn cold, so I don’t smoke.

I wrote three books. Granted, I have 15 on my hard-drive, but 3 are ready for polishing and editing and publishing.

I’ve dove in to social media. I think its landing on the ‘fail’ side at the moment. I’ll get better over time though. I have met quite a few bloggers who keep me motivated and are, in their own way, showing me the do’s and dont’s.

I published a book. Its failing so far, but hey, I put myself out there. I will continue to do so.

I entered and completed my first NaNoWriMo.

I have done NaBloPoMo two straight months, and plan on keeping it going.

I have not had a blood-clot in my leg in about a year. My left leg will always be thicker than the right, but I’ve been extra careful about not banging in to things and bruising myself. Blood thinners are no fun for a klutz like me.

I have tolerated very much bullshit without murdering anyone. THAT is a real accomplishment.

I still have one of the best friends anyone could ask for. Though there are miles between us, its one of those friendships were we can go without talking on the phone for a week or more, and then call one another and pick back up right were we left off.

I have a great kid. She’s an idiot, but I love her.

I have a wonderful family. We’re dispersed all over the world, but that doesn’t stop our shenanigans.

I have read many many great works of art…not just books, but blogs. There are so many talented people in this world. Its a precious thing.

Later today I plan on whipping out my pen and paper and making my list for the coming year. My goals I hope to achieve. My dreams. My wants and needs. I’ll post that tomorrow.

So until next year…or unless I decide to blog again today…

Happy New Year All.

BE SAFE!!! BE RESPONSIBLE!!! You don’t know the lives you touch indirectly when it comes to being an online presence.


Oh, yeah…2015…hopefully the year of the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!!! GO WORLD ANNIHILATION!!!

0 responses to “2014 Year in review

  • Bowrag

    After reading your accomplishments and what-not; I think you are lucky! You have a good thing going.

  • Leona

    Oh I’m not even halfway through writing my firat book and you wrote so many! Come on, cyt yourself some slack. Building a network on social media takes time but it pays off in the long run, you get to meet a lot of great folks and kearn so much from them. I’m new to blogging myself, it takes time and effort to build solid traffic qnd reader base. Amanda Hocking did this and sold millions of her self published books. You’ll be very successful, you are very talented and productive!

  • Corina

    You are not a loser. You did not fail. Look at the amazing things you’ve done this year! I wish I could get rid of my diabetes or even lose a few pounds! You’ve done it! That’s a tremendous accomplishment! You’ve cut down on smoking and that ain’t easy! Publishing a book is awesome, too! They don’t start flying off the shelf over night unless you are Stephen King or James Patterson or Michael Connelly. So be patient. Get your name out there and keep it out there. Do guest interviews on blogs. In fact, you can do one on my blog. We can get together and figure out a date and whether you just want to post there or if you want me to, I can come up with questions you can answer in a post on my blog. Then do it on other blogs. You can do it! It takes a long time but you can do it! You are an amazing person!

  • Leona

    I ahould not write comments from my phone, it end up with far too many typos!
    You are welcome to do a guest post on my blog too. You have accomplished a lot of things and wrote so many books, you are as far from failure as possible dear! Happy new year and big hugs to you (and that fat kitty!)

    • Zoe Ambler

      awww..~hugs to you~ Thank you. I would love to do a guest spot. I am considering doing much the same for others as well. Its tough to be an Indie-author. Thank you for the support! and dont worry about those typos. I am their queen. ~nods~

  • Leona

    Happens to all of us. I am quite nervous about showing my writing to people but I do it anyway. I used to have very low self esteem and never showed any of my writing to anyone, except a couple of very close friends. Until I read some excerpts from a certain big shot best seller… I was like ‘damn, nothing an be worse than that. I couldn’t do any worse even if I tried!’ and got over the confidence issue rather quick.

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