Jim C. Hines, whose blog I follow, recently completed a year of writing full-time, and wrote up a nice little report on the year, and how it’s difficult sometimes to measure successes when one works from home. Obviously Hines, being a published author, is more “successful” than I am, but I thought, maybe I should write down my own accomplishments and maybe I will feel better about them. (I suggested that idea to Cutie who immediately responded with YES, DO IT).
So: a year in review of “things I worked on”.
- wrote Creampuffs, a full length novel;
- wrote Northern Portents, a novella;
- did the design and marketing for Grace & Victory’s “Reading Strange Matters“, a ePub review anthology by Matthew Surridge;
- did 63K for NaNoWriMo, which would become Embers;
- worked for two weeks for an agency that was so stressful I nicknamed it the Hellmouth, which brought me to the brink of never wanting to do graphic design work again;
- edited Northern Portents
- finished A Curve of the Corridor, aka Space Crazies, a novel I started in 2010;
- worked for another 6 weeks at a studio that did, in fact, break me from ever wanting to do graphic design freelance ever again and I really mean it this time;
- edited Creampuffs;
- did the design and marketing for “Once Only Imagined”, the second collection of reviews through G&V;
- did the cover design for Keith Weaver’s novel The Recipe Cops;
- designed a professional website for myself;
- wrote 70K (in one month!) more on Embers;
and of course:
- started this here blag.
… huh. It does look much more impressive as bullet points. And it doesn’t even cover all the other incidental projects I had on the go, like planning our Japan trip or my studies. Thanks for the idea, Jim!
August 31st was also my 35th birthday, so it is a perfect time to use as a “year to date” reflection. Here is hoping that my 36th year is as productive and happy as my 35th!