It was quite a year for me writing wise. I came into 2014 having queried FIRE IN THE WOODS for quite some time, and I had pretty much decided that the dystopian I was finishing up would probably be my debut novel. I had three more publishers on my bucket list to send FIRE to, and then I was going to tuck it away for a rainy day.
Plus, with the help of my publisher, Month9Books, I edited and marketed and did two complete blog tours for FIRE IN THE WOODS, bringing FIRE to #6 on Amazon’s ALIENS best sellers list in the UK, and #45 on Amazon’s YA/Aliens best sellers list in the USA.
Whew! Part of me still has trouble digesting that.
But this is what I also accomplished:
- Finished a nearly-final draft of a dystopian (That will need to be re-edited)
- Started a dragon shifter novel (That I needed to set aside because I got a contract)
- Finished the first draft of a middle grade contemporary
- Finished the first draft of an adult contemporary sci-fi murder mystery
- Completed and submitted ASHES IN THE SKY (Book 2 of FIRE IN THE WOODS)
- Completed 28,000 words of the first draft of book three of FIRE IN THE WOODS
- Outlined two complete contemporary sci-fi YA romances
- Conceptualized two additional contemporary science fiction novels
- Conceptualized (in infancy) a YA demon novel
That’s a lot. Probably the most I’ve ever done in one year writing wise.
It’s been quite a roller coaster. Here’s to entering into 2015 with the same great luck and support I had in 2014. It was a wonderful year.
What was your greatest accomplishment of 2014?