Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 Year in Review

Flash of Copper coverAt the end of the year, it’s always fun to take a look back at what I accomplished and what I still need to work on. Since I’ve spent the weekend going over financials and tax stuff, I thought I’d also put together my year in review. It’s kinda interesting, actually, though I didn’t hit even half of my goals.

What did I do this year?

Flash Fictions: While I didn’t come close to hitting the goal I’d set for myself (1 flash fiction a week), I wrote significantly more than I did in 2012 and published 3 flash fiction compilations: Flash of Fire, Out of Order Detective and Flash of Copper.

Novels: Copper Visions is on hiatus until I get more than 5 minutes to work on it. I also have 2 novels going through the editing process. So, yay novels written but boo not getting them out before the end of the year. If you’re having withdrawls from my wonderful Steampunk chapters, you can always re-read what’s up and check out Flash of Copper.

Other pen names: I launched an alternate/secret pen name last year and I’ve uploaded 15 stories under that name this year. That’s honestly more than I’d planned on writing for it this year but my mind has been going in strange directions. I plan to get back to my “normal” pen name in 2014.

Health: Yeah, finally getting a bit of a handle on what the hell is wrong with me and I’m slowly but surely working towards getting to where I need to be.

Goals for 2014:

Flash fiction: 1 new flash fiction per week to post on the blog with a goal of 1 new compilation every month. I’d like to put together a mega volume of the years flash fictions to be ready in November.

Novels:  Finish Copper Visions, format and upload The Dreaming Tower, finish, edit, format and upload Amaria.

Alternate pen name: Honestly, I really love this name. I’m shooting for 10 more short stories and 2 novels.

Health: I’m hoping to drop at least 50 pounds by my best friends wedding in June. Anything beyond that is cake.

What are you proud of for finishing this year? What are you goals for next year? Let me know in the comments!

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Steampunk Sunday: Flash of Copper

Flash of Copper cover

My latest collection of short stories came out just in time for a Steampunk Sunday post! Awesome!

This collection has 4 stories that have previously appeared on this blog and 4 more that have never been seen before.

The stories are:

God of the Waves
Copper Explorations 
Adam the Automaton
The Luckiest Man in the Jungle
Harnessing Lightning
The Mad Professor 
Children of Obsession
Before the End

Of course, all of these are part of the Copper Visions universe, which will be continued in 2014.

Flash of Copper is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble right now and I’m working on making a print version available in 2014, as well.

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