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)