Accomplishments of February 2016

I honestly can’t believe it’s already March. This month disappeared in a whirlwind of awesome volunteer activities, hunting for freelance clients, work and of course my own creative writing. Today I’d like to share some of my accomplishments with you and I hope you’ll share some of your own in the comments section. And remember, even writing 500 words more than you did last month qualifies as an accomplishment.

1. Submitted my YA fantasy novella — My YA fantasy novella, Good Bye, is finally on the road again after a multitude of edits which more than doubled the word count of this once short story. I’ve submitted it to The Book Smugglers’ Novella Initiative and am trying to pretend that waiting for a long time doesn’t bother me at all.

2. Started the sequel to Moonshadow’s Guardian — One of these days I’ll actually come up with a title, but for now I’m roughly 15,000 words in and about 20% of the way through the story. Oh, and I’ve started outlining a third book, because apparently every time I rewrite a book I come up with a sequel. At this rate it might be a long time before I write anything that isn’t a rewrite or a sequel outside of work, which part of me dreads, but I’m pretty excited about the book I’m working on now and the more I think about the third book the more excited I get.

3. Began an epic steampunk blog — Once upon a time I had the honour of working with a few excellent steampunk authors on a blog to promote a shared world steampunk series, The Darkside Codex. The Darkside Codex has yet to find a new publisher since the first one closed–a shared world series is a complicated beast–but at the end of last month I started a new multi-author steampunk blog with these authors, The Steampunk Cavaliers. We’ve partnered up with one extra book blogger and we’ll be writing about all things steampunk. I am extremely excited about this opportunity and actively seeking authors interested in doing interviews.

I’m also in talks with a handful of people about some very exciting work, but they’re all just conversations for now so watch this space for the big announcements!

What have you accomplished this February? Let me know about it in the comments below!

2 thoughts on “Accomplishments of February 2016

    • dlgunn

      Thanks Gareth! I’ve never been one known for patience so it’s tough, but I’m always working on the next project to keep myself busy.

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