A Third Quarter Writing Update

I cannot believe how fast this month has gone! It’s September 30, which means I’m doing a quarterly audit today. It’s the most important audit of the year, in my opinion, because it’s the home stretch. It’s also incredibly frustrating, because I’m trying to squeeze writing time among all the craziness.

But the year’s been good to me so far. So I wanted to just go over where I am, writing wise, and where I hope to be by December 31st. I’d love to hear where you guys are too. Let us know in the comments what you want to have done by 2017.

Short fiction

At the start of the year, I told all of you that I was going to try an experiment. I said that I was going to go entirely indie author with my short fiction. I’ve done that for nine months now, and here’s where I’m at.

I’ve made no money, but people are reading what I’m writing. Which is certainly a step up from relying on traditional publishing, which made me no money and no one read what I was writing. Now, thanks to the outpouring of support from all of you, I’ve done well. I’ve certainly written more short fiction than I would have. I’ve also certainly loved sharing my work. I still don’t know what I’m going to do about my writing career come 2017, though. That worries me a little. Do I want to keep publishing stories here, or go back to seeking traditional publication? I think I’m going to do a mixture of both, writing some stories for the site and some for others. We’ll just have to see how it goes, I guess.

By the end of the year I’d like to be getting ready to publish my second short story collection.

Station 86

We’re three episodes into Seeming, and I hope you’re loving it. I’m loving sharing it with you, that’s for sure. If you love it, I’m currently writing the rough draft of the second one, which I’m pretty pumped about.

By the end of the year I want to have the rough draft and second draft done. I don’t know if that’s going to happen, but I’m trying.


I’ve sent Broken Patterns out more times than I’d like to admit at this point. But I’ve got to keep trying, especially since I’m getting ready to finish the second book, Starting Chains, within the next few months.

By the end of the year, I want to be done with Starting Chains (holy shit!) and wrist deep in the second draft of Missing Stitches.

So, what are you doing with the rest of your 2016? Let us know in the comments below!


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