I haven't been able to think of anything else but writing lately. I've been obsessively working on a second chapter of a new book, obsessively craving feedback about older pieces, obsessively trying to figure out my TENSES...
I am at present a member of three writing groups. (Just joined a new one today!) And I can't get enough. I'm working with one professional editor and two, maybe three non-professional ones.
I have one short story that currently got approved and moved to "phase two" in a magazine. I am unbelievably excited but trying to not get my hopes up, seeing as I've not exactly had a good year...
Here's my total from last year:
Pieces submitted: 35
Lost/Never responded: 2
Still pending: 4
Rejected, but requested to see more work: 1
So...yeah. As far as I'm concerned, getting approved is a huge victory. As is, of course, the acceptance, and the one who requested to see more work.
I really wish I had more writer friends, though. We'll see what writing group number three has to offer.