I am happy to announce I received my seventh publishing contract right before Christmas. Talk about a great Christmas gift! I know 7 may not seem like a big number to some, but for me it's huge. My first big writing career goal is 20 published stories. Five years ago, that number seemed unreachable. And while I still have 13 contracts to land, I feel that goal is obtainable now more than ever. Do I have 13 stories ready to sell? Well of course not. Now why would I do that? I have twice that many started and sitting in various stages of completion, but I'm not too worried. In the next week I plan to finish my 2nd full length novel, and by the end of January I'm hitting the big time submission trail. Watch out agents, here I come! Yes, I know, I can see you scurrying away in fear. :)
Can you guys believe it's already the end of December? Crazy, right? It seems like just yesterday I was saying I'll have my story finished by the end of August. Then August got pushed back to October, which soon became the end of December. God willing, the end of December won't get pushed off to the end of March, because I've got another 20k story that needs to be finished between now and February 14. Eek!
I wish you all a happy and safe New Year! May all our goals/resolutions for the New Year come to fruition.