A New Year

It probably seems like I fell off the face of the earth in 2014, but even though I was pathetic at keeping up with the blog, here’s an overview of what I’ve been doing behind the scenes:

Fanfiction

Yeah, ok, I admit, I’ve dilly-dallied a lot this year with my side-writing, namely my Skyrim fanfiction. With two stories totaling 64,397 words, my fanfics have taken up the bulk of my writing this past year.

Willy’s Covenant, Ch. 1-4

As some of you may know, my last semester of college was occupied primarily with my honor’s project, the first four chapters of my historical fiction novel inspired by the legend of one of my ancestors. The project came in at 13,004 words and is on my list for things to complete in 2015.

The Four Stars, Second Edition

One of my major projects this past year has been to rewrite my old books and get them back up on the market. This has turned out to be more of a chore than I had originally anticipated, as the first book in my trilogy, The Four Stars, has gone from 12 chapters to 33 in the outline for the rewrite. As of New Year’s Eve, the project was sitting at 48,000 words, with another estimated 50,000 still to go.

I also posted 17 blog posts last year, if that counts for anything.

Over all, 2014 wasn’t too bad as far as word count goes, coming in at a total 125,401+ words. My New Year’s resolution for 2015 is to publish 5 books, 4 of which are just rewrites, the other being Willy’s Covenant. We’ll see how far I get, but why not aim a little high, right?

As I wish you a Happy New Year, I would just like to leave you with one final quote. I know this should have been posted yesterday, but better late than never, I suppose:

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” -Brad Paisley

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