It’s always nice to see everything I accomplished, and December was a good time for that. However, with resolutions hot in my mind, here’s what I have planned for 2020. There are plenty of projects that I want to see coming to fruition, so this post is to help keep me accountable this year.
Despite no agents having an interest in the hard science fiction manuscript I wrote for 2017’s NaNoWriMo, I still plan to self-publish this book in the coming months. As I see the advancements in technology happening right now, I know I need to get this book out as soon as possible. I need to show how viable it can be to get humans out of our solar system with current technology (and slightly refined advanced technology) in the next 15 years or so. Since there are some final edits that need to take place, I haven’t picked a release date quite yet. Just know that it will come out this year, and be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to receive updates for when that will happen.
This is Not a Drill
Even if I didn’t receive any agent interest in Buried Colony, I’m still not deterred from trying the traditional publishing route again. This time, I’ll be querying my children’s picture book, This is Not a Drill. This book details how to make a birdhouse and includes tips on tool safety that any child can understand. Much like Buried Colony before it, if it doesn’t receive any traction with agents, I plan on self-publishing this book next year so that all you lovely people will still get a chance to read it.
Welcome to the Alpacalypse (Be Fruitful…)
Some of you might be wondering what happened to my short story, Be Fruitful…, which I wrote some time ago. After a few delays and progress in fits and starts, the Welcome to the Alpacalypse anthology that it will appear in is coming closer to being completed. The Midnight Writers plan to publish this anthology sometime this year, and hopefully within the next few months. Keep an eye out in my newsletter to see when this book will be available.
The Ascent of the Writer
In November, I wrote about how I realized I had been writing well before I even started my first novel in 2010. Over the years, I have had a lot of short stories and poems published in newspapers and anthologies. Some of these stories have even placed in (or won) writing contests. Other stories have evolved into larger pieces like novels. As a reflection of my growth as a writer, I will be collecting these pieces together and publishing them in The Ascent of the Writer. Look for this book around the end of September. As an additional bonus, if you’re signed up for my newsletter (final plug, I promise), you’ll receive a FREE eBook version of The Ascent of the Writer as my thank you gift to you.
Your regularly scheduled content . . .
National Novel Writing Month for 2020 will see me writing the conclusion of the trilogy of books known as The Slumberealm Saga. Nightmare’s Endgame will finish out the story I started back in 2018. I’ll also be posting regular blog posts here, including a few tutorials that some other authors have asked I make in regards to creating promotional materials with a program you might already have installed on your computer (there might even be a video involved, so subscribe to my YouTube channel to see it there first).
There’s a lot planned for 2020, and hopefully, you’re as excited about it as I am!