Last night I revised two short stories, Sparky's First Day and Aunt Téa's Addiction. This morning, I sent them off with a 3rd short story, He Dreams in Yellow, to Daniele Serra for cover designs.
Thursday night in Juicy Writing, Sharon told me to close my eyes and think about how far I'm come with my writing in the past year. I can't quite take it in. For years, I didn't finish anything. Then, last June I started going to Juicy Writing every Thursday and just the simple practice of creating something new to show somebody once a week brought me to where I am now. Since last June, I finished writing the first novel in a trilogy, The Bad Death and submitted the manuscript to two NYC publishers. I started writing the 2nd draft of the second novel, The House of the Apparently Dead. I updated my novel Bloodroom and sent it to an editor for proofing. I had cover art designed for Bloodroom. I hired 3 artists to design covers for my Demontorium short stories. I revised two short stories that I'd given up for dead. I made the decision to self-publish e-books. I bought a Kindle and subscribed to several Kindle-related blogs (scroll down and look right for the links). I started and maintain this blog and a Twitter page. Whew! I feel like throwing a New Year's Eve party tonight, just thinking about all that.