Monday, December 14, 2009

Looking back on the year

2009 is almost over, and looking back, I realize I accomplished most of the goals I had set out to do.

I finished writing and editing my fantasy trilogy, and even though I didn't find a publisher (a couple of opportunities fell through, but that's life) I did go ahead and self-publish the series.

More imporantly, I finished my literary novel, though the title keeps changing. Originally it was "Looking for America." Then it became "The Last Newspaper." Currently it's titled "More than Kin," and it's been shipped out to a bunch of literary agents, a few of which are actually considering it. We'll see what happens.

I wrote few short stories this year, though I had a handful published in one venue or another. So that's not bad.

But what's next? I'm working on a fantasy short story now, and it has a specific targeted publisher, so we'll see how that one goes. After that, I'm actually kind of free. I've a few ideas for short stories, and a whole bunch of ideas for novels, so I'll have to see what I want to tackle next. I'm thinking a few short stories, at least, then on to another novel.

But overall, I'm feeling pretty good about the year. I got some things accomplished, nearly everything I had set out to.

3 comments:

Paul R. McNamee said...

As they say at my office, "Good work!"

I hope you continue to be writing productively in the new year.

von Darkmoor said...

Hey, very cool, Ty! I'm proud to hear of your accomplishments :) I look forward to seeing/reading what you come out with in 2010.

Ty Johnston said...

Jason, you'll probably be seeing something from me in about a month, maybe less. :-)