To tide you over in the mean time, here’s What I Learned in 2014
This year was about experimenting with a lot of new things, including short-form work, social networking, and collaboration. Turns out I am most productive when working on a middle- and short-length project in addition to my novel project. So expect more small projects, but not serialized stories. The serialized stories I posted on the website stressed me out, didn’t attract many readers, and disqualified themselves for most professional markets. But I did learn that I love collaboration! That and alpha-readers!
So if you want to collaborate with me or be an alpha-reader, let me know!
And now for the bibliography.
All in all, I got a lot accomplished in 2014, including:
New Frontiers: science fiction novel about sex and aliens. (looking for publishers)
Charming Lies: historical fantasy novel about mind control and the Ottoman Empire. (finished draft 1)
Petrolea: science fiction novella about environmentalism and robot dragons with Simon Roy. (finished draft 1)
Lords of the Earth: short story set a century after H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds.(submitted to Abaddon)
The New Age: 3-page comic about the invasion of the Astral Plane with Turbofanatic. (submitted to Iron Circus’s New World Anthology)
Wheel in the Sky: serialized fantasy short story with Turbofanatic and Michael Silva (read the 1st draft here)
Route to Mecca: serialized alternate history story (read the first chapter here)
E.C. Ambrose (Historical Fantasy), Beth Cato (Murder and Mystery), Steve Bein (Buddhist Philosophy), Tex Thompson (Creating Cultures), Jaime Wyman (Self-Publishing), Steve LeCouiliard (Historical Accuracy), Matt Mitrovich (Alternate History), and many more.
I also visited LonConIII in the summer. My first con ever was a great experience, mostly because it allowed me to finally meet some long-term correspondence buddies face to face, but also because it made me feel like I was a real writer who actually might get published some day.
And ah those epic restaurant-crawls. May we stuff ourselves even fuller at Sasquan!
Chestita Nova Godina, everyone.