2019 Year in Review:
- Graduated with my MFA from Stonecoast
- Got a fancy bound thesis for my trouble
- 64 short story submissions
- 3 acceptances
- 2 published stories
- Finished writing that monster of a book
- And a third of the way through edits on the monster
- 40-ish queries submitted for In Blood (the stats are skewing weird on Querytracker, and I foolishly didn’t keep a submission date list)
- Attended ICFA and presented an academic paper
- Was on panels as a panelist at a convention for the first time! (Windycon)
- Also sold books at a convention for the first time! And made back my investment for the table! (also Windycon)
- Volunteered at GenCon
- Read a lot of books!
- Started a blog, which I’ve managed to continue updating on a regular basis for nearly a year
- Did less painting than I did in 2018, but I’ve managed a few (thesis semester ate my art-time, and after that, I was powering through to the end of the novel)
- Submit at least 40 stories to magazines/anthologies/markets
- Though if I can reach 2019’s stretch-goal of 60, I’ll be very pleased
- Send out another 20 queries for In Blood before letting it rest awhile
- Finish the first-pass edits of the current novel by the end of January…
- …in order to get it ready for beta-reads…
- …and thus, Find beta readers!
- And, depending on how the beta-reads go, start/finish the second-pass edits…
- …In preparation for assembling the new novel’s submission packet
- Start researching agents for the new novel
- Write at least five new short stories
- Start brainstorming/initial drafting/plotting of the next book!
- Get back into painting. I miss it.
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