Well, 2013 is quickly drawing to a close. Here we sit together on the edge of another year gone by and a new one about to begin. We are in that time where people ponder what happened to them in the past year and think about what they want to achieve in the new frame. I think every year we get a reset, a chance to begin anew. 2013 was a great year for me on the writing front. Over the course of the year I had stories appear in 13 publications and eZines and The Carnival 13 (which I wrote with 12 other authors to benefit Scares That Care) was released. To date, 2013 was my busiest year and I had more stuff come out than ever before. When I started, I knew it would be a building process and everything continues to get bigger with each year. The year also saw me complete my first novel, Southern Devils. 2014 will be the year it gets edited and I will start to find a home for it.
After such a good 2013, what will the new year bring? Well, it will bring the completion of two new novels, a novella or two, and I’m working on a short story a week challenge with a friend (oh Julianne, what are we doing?). I want to try to make a few cons and do another book signing. The final goal is to finish the last touches on a story collection and collect the stuff that is out of print and do some touch-ups to them. I want to make 2014 the year where I step it up and come out from the shadows.
But my friends, I want to thank you. I want to thank those who have read my work and have reviewed it, enjoyed it, and thought about it. The base keeps getting a little bigger and I thank you all for stopping by here and sharing this wicked life with me. I only want to tell good stories and I hope you’ve liked what you’ve heard because I’m not done yet…
I hope you had a very happy holiday season and I wish you the best in the new year.
2 thoughts on “The 2013 That Was…”
Was that a call for help Brent? We’ll have to get on Skype and talk it through – I’m excited but looking for open subs is hard since nothing is really posted yet…
Not a cry for help as much as a realization that I have to make 2014 a serious year for productivity. I have to really buckle down and be sure I make the time needed to do this. Your foot in my ass from time-to-time should help though!