Happy New Year

Happy New Year! My resolutions:

  1. Finish writing a longer novel. Specters of Nemesis is next on the list, since I know you guys have been waiting patiently.
  2. Write something shorter. Kiss of the Rhinemaiden, Felicia Kitling, Unseen, Celestial, or something totally random.
  3. Write for fun! 2015 was the year of writing angst. “What should I write next? Why do I have ninety million unfinished manuscripts? Who will actually read any of this…?”
  4. Read at least 100 books. I’m cheating and counting the books I read late this year.
  5. Survive grad school. I’m working on my Master of Science in Computational Linguistics right now.
  6. Welcome Baby Ruby in 2016. ūüôā

What are your hopes and dreams for the new year?

New Year’s

Wow, this year went by fast! Some of the cooler writing stuff I did in 2013:

  • Finished writing¬†Shadows of Asphodel, which I started in September 2012 after having a dream about a certain necromancer.
  • Decided to¬†self-publish¬†Shadows¬†after realizing it wouldn’t be out for years if I took the traditional route.
  • Ran a Kickstarter to help pay for publishing. Successfully 113% funded, thanks to my awesome backers.
  • Published¬†Shadows¬†in September! (100 years after the year in the book, 1913, which I was totally aiming for.)
  • Started writing the sequel,¬†Storms of Lazarus, which will be out in 2014.
  • Started writing a Super Secret WIP that involves romance and Paris. This, too, will be out in 2014 if I get my butt in gear.

Storms of Lazarus and the Super Secret WIP will be my top priorities for 2014, though I also have some super awesome plans for January. (Hint: steampunk. Tons and tons of steampunk.) More about that tomorrow. See you in 2014!