The year has all but come and went, and it has been eventful. I started the year off in a trailer with mold in it, then, went to a trailer that stunk like sewage, and now, I live in my own house, and it, at least, doesn't suck.
I started a new website called Mashers.Club, which will now house the reviews I've been writing since 2012 (if not later, ... I had to use the Wayback Machine to find some of them). I hope it does well and I have a lot of plans for it. Including a new Podcast that I'll do a couple episodes for, before giving up on and doing something else. (I'm actually hopeful I won't) I also want to start back on The Mc's and Mash Podcast with Beccah Grace, but I've made that claim before.
I have a lot to show for this year, not only for my personal growth and coming more into my own as a person, but through my written work. Which is, ... what this entire update is meant to be about, after all.
I visited my fiance's home state of Tennessee, which, honestly, feels like it was a lifetime ago.
In May of this year, I laid-out some goals for myself that I wanted to reach by October 2020. I'd said I wanted to have six novels finished by Halloween that year.
- It started with Spade at 6% finished.
- Then, it was 13% on Spade and 16% on The Canes III.
- By August, I was 60% into Lunacy's Dance, 43% into Spade, 43% into The Chosen Two, and still at 16% for The Canes III.
It's now late-December, and Spade has broken off into three distinct novels called Spade, Marx, and Salutations, (The Black Sand Saga) and I am about 16.6% with the project. Jeez. I would say I'm about halfway through Roxwale (formerly The Chosen Two) about now and I haven't touched Lunacy's Dance since. For those five projects, I'm about 25% through. Considering everything I wanted to do, that's not too shabby.
However, one mustn't forget about The Canes III, which, yesterday, I finished the first draft of. I'd been cramming really hard for The Fox Detective and his craaaazy adventures, and I'm happy to say the year ends with me closing the book on the third installment. 'Least til Scott starts writing Detective Barker's portion and I have to do edits. In total though, this means I'm about 37.7% finished with my goal. Sweet!
In the New Year, I'll start work on Lunacy's Dance again and hopefully have it out on Amazon and Smashwords in February or March.
Once that's done, it'll be full-steam ahead with Roxwale: The Heir's Brother, which I hope will be out in the first half of 2020.
When those are finished, I'll be back on The Black Sand Saga, but I also have some other smaller projects I'd like to work on as well. I have an idea for a couple horror stories (maybe even an anthology) and I would definitely like a pallet-cleanser in-between the heavy Black Sand books. I was thinking, maybe, of even writing something in the world of The Canes!
I hope your guys' holidays go well and I'll be in-touch with new information when it becomes available. Cheers!