Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Wednesday Wanderings

Lemming-like, I approach the topic of my year in review.  Initially, I thought that it would be a depressing topic, at least where my writing is concerned.  Then, I realized I had forgotten the biggest news of my year:  the publication of Scylla and Charybdis!  It didn't register because I sold the book long before that and spent months in the editing process, so I've been basking in that since before 2018 began.  But April 15, 2018, is when Scylla and Charybdis debuted to the world, and I loved introducing it to potential readers.

Overall, though, 2018 was a year of gradual progress rather than dramatic breakthroughs, but that doesn't mean I had no momentum.  I sold stories to new markets, including a long-time goal of mine - Andromeda Spaceways Magazine - and other editors who were a pleasure to work with at Metaphorosis and KZine.  Though it hasn't been as swift as I would like, I've been finishing edits on Unnatural Causes, and I feel like I've made more headway with it than any pre-submissions edit.  I'm closing in on the end of Surgeburnt, which is unlike anything I've ever written before.  And finally, after months of research on synesthesia, I'm crafting a world that centers around it as a magic system.  I've also had a few hints and whispers that I can't yet divulge.

Looking forward to what 2019 might bring.