Not going to lie, this year was hard on a lot of people for a lot of different reasons.

This… isn’t that kind of post. 

2016 saw me growing as a writer, putting myself out there more, taking more risks, and deciding to focus (again) on my writing. I wrote a novel during November which I don’t abjectly hate.

I was published (twice!) by Phase 2 magazine. Both stories feature Hiram Sand, a pilot whose craft is a sentient mecha called a behemoth. While not my first foray into space opera, it is definitely my most deliberate attempt at telling that kind of story. You can find both issues over at Amazon.

I was also published (again twice!) by New Realm magazine.

The first time featured my story of Gracchus, a legionnaire captured by barbarians and forced into a gladiator match against the the tribe’s champion. Unfortunately for Gracchus, the story doesn’t end there.

The second features Liam the Black, itinerant wanderer and magician, on the road to Dariza. On the way, he saves a merchant’s daughter from death, but discovers there is more to her than meets the eye.

Finally, after what felt like a lifetime, Altered States II saw the light of day. And the first time in a while I got to publish a cyberpunk story, LIMITLESS. Features Tom, a combat vet, whose on-again/off-again girlfriend asks him to find a friend of hers. Definitely more noir than neon, but it suits the story.

So what’s coming up for 2017?

The big project is going to be editing PROJECT PROMETHEUS, and I’ve got a few people interested in beta reading it already. I want to go through it first, because hoo boy, does it need it. That’s the big project I’ll be working on starting in January, so if this blog falls a bit silent, you know why.

I’ll also continue the two serials I started on the blog this year (“The Serpent’s Map” and “No Honor Among Thieves”) and there’s a definite end goal in sight for both. Namely, taking the serialized parts, editing them, and putting them out on Amazon as collections.

I’ll still be writing other short fiction as well, and will continue submitting to various publications. I’m also taking a long hard look at Hiram Sand and seeing if I can work a novel out of what I’ve got so far. Consider this the very early, very preliminary planning stages. Sorry folks, but I don’t work that quickly.

So what are you looking forward to in 2017?

 

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Comments
  1. Kira Elise says:

    Congrats on getting published in Phase 2 and New Realm! In the new year, I’m looking forward to finishing the first draft of my WIP and stepping more out of my comfort zone in my freelance writing.

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