Friday, December 27, 2013

2013: A Retrospective

Can't say 2013 has been too shabby, writing wise. Didn't think I was very productive, but when I think about it, maybe my perception's a bit skewered.

I wrote three short stories and published one. I'm currently revising one of the short stories, and getting ready to submit it to a publisher. I also wrote a short novel, an angel urban fantasy, The Judas Dilemma. As for submissions, I submitted two short novels, and one, Exterminating Angel, was accepted by Lyrical Press. Sadly, I've yet to receive word on the other submission.

This was also the year I entered EPIC's E-Book Awards contest, and finaled in the Fiction Short Works category. The winners will be announced in March, so I'm trying not to obsess over it.

I'm also trying to not worry about winning the screenplay contests I've entered. Semi-finaling or finaling would be great. One contest in particular I stand no chance of winning, given the volume of entries. But I'm cool with that. If I can get my name out there, that's something.

One of my writing goals is to turn my screenplays into short novels, and vice versa, make them do double duty. Also have an idea for a couple of TV series, and I need to write the pilots. (These are part of my writing goals for 2014).

Not sure what next year will bring. I'll have a new book out and, hopefully, contracts for at least two books, hopefully more. I also want to focus on writing screenplays again.

Wishing you all a prosperous and happy 2014!

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