I know, I know, there’s still more than a month left of the year! I shouldn’t be so eager to close it out, right? But I’m always a lot less productive in the final month of the year. Between the holidays and my birthday and the kids out of school . . . It gets harder to get anything done, at least in terms of writing.
So with the fair certainty that I won’t magically be finishing another book in the next 30+ days, I want to look at what I did accomplish this year. Because it’s quite a lot, and listing it makes me feel better about myself and the coming laziness.
In 2017, I:
- Published Brynnde, which went on to strong reviews, good sales, and won a cover design award
- Republished my Sherlock Holmes stories as a collection and simultaneously put out an audiobook version
- Finished Hamlette
- Edited books for paying clients
- Wrote a short script for an indie director
- Had a short story accepted to a fairy tale anthology; it was released earlier this month
- Wrote and published a new Sherlock Holmes story (really a Moriarty story)
That’s a pretty productive year, especially for me, someone who isn’t a very fast writer.
However, I didn’t accomplish everything I originally had on my list for the year. Though I made progress with Changers 2, I still haven’t finished it. So going forward, these are my goals:
- Finish The Great Divide (Changers 2)
- Finish Faebourne
- Write Epiphanies
- Write Merry/Annette (title subject to change)
Wow, that’s a lot of work. Deep breaths. I can do it. Might take a while, but it can be done.
How has your 2017 been? Do you think you’ll accomplish anything in the last month? Are you already looking ahead to 2018? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments!