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31 December 2016 @ 06:36 pm
2016 in under the wire  

A couple days ago my writer friend Tim Pratt said he couldn’t do his year-end round-up of what he’d written yet because he might still get that last short story finished. I was working on a comic script and felt similarly.

I managed to get the script done, in fact, just now. It’s for my artist nephew whose birthday is tomorrow, and I genuinely don’t know if he’ll draw it, but I promised him I’d write him something and now I have, so mission accomplished.

I got a huge amount of work done in 2016, but not a great deal of writing, and while that’s splitting hairs it’s also a source of frustration, because I really only feel like I’ve gotten things done if I’ve WRITTEN a lot.

I did finish the REDEEMER manuscript, and got it through its first round of revisions. Second round will be starting…well, tomorrow, if I’m very good.

I wrote an attack novella, RAVEN HEART, which is a shapeshifting billionaire romance and was great, great fun to write.

I wrote five Old Races short stories (completing the Year of Miracles short story collection and one Walker Papers short story.

I *drew* a web comic that makes me laugh, and which went out to my Patreon crew this month and will go out to the world in general in January or February.

I didn’t read very much, although at 28 books I managed to do better than my 15 book nadir of 2010.

I hope next year will be better.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Janne: jul nissehattjanne on December 31st, 2016 06:27 pm (UTC)
You beat me by two books. I still have five ongoing books, but two are ebooks I have lost track of and ones an audi book with 10 hours running time (4 hours left of 2016 now) and the last two are dreadfully dull. So calling it in at 26 books now.

Thanks for all the Old Races stories ticking into my mailbox, and happy new year to yourself and Ted and young Indy!

Edited at 2016-12-31 06:27 pm (UTC)
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on January 1st, 2017 12:43 am (UTC)
Oh god I do feel that whole "but I haven't WRITTEN!" thing. Although I wrote a lot, it just hasn't been published (yet, maybe). So much stuff going on, but little of it translated into bylines. So my brain says I haven't done anything. Brain, WTF?

New Year, yeah.