2012 is rapidly coming to a close and this year has been a year of loss, sorrow, and victory. For all the tears that have fallen recently, there have been triumphs during the past twelve months that can still bring a smile to my face. 2011 only began to get my feet wet with my writing and 2012 saw a progression ending with my first novella In Memoriam being released. There is a notable difference in my work and everything is improving. I did not write and submit as many short stories as I wanted, but this year shifted and the novella became the chunk of my writing time. Since I’ve been messing around with other projects, I owe you readers a new update.
The main project I’ve been working on now is the Southern Devils trilogy (a novella series setting up a full novel). Book 1 is at 21,000 words and will be complete in a week. Before the new year, it will be in the hands of pre-readers. There has been some interest in this series and I hope it lives up to expectations. The remaining books in the series are being plotted now and will be worked on after I finish another project or two.
I admit, in 2012 I was lazy at times and I didn’t get the work done I wanted to. My 2013 goal is stop putting things off and do them. I hope to have some shorts released in the new year as well as to finish the Southern Devilstrilogy, two other novella ideas, and some other surprises. A short story collection is looking to be coming and I’m taking a shot at something in the graphic novel realm.
Next week, I’ll be here with my top 10 novels I read in 2012 and… wait, I hear something.
The dog is barking like mad and the boys are yelling upstairs. I’m going to see what’s happening. Take care and I’ll see you…