2013 Report

Continuing in the ultimate feel-good post tradition, I’m really enjoying making these!  (Here are 2012‘s and 2011‘s to compare.)

In Memoriam book for Jen 005

In Memoriam

This year I –

  1. With the help of an artist friend, put together a print book edition of a collaborative story J. Tamsin Green and I wrote, then sent it to her for while she’s in the South Pacific for Peace Corps.  I also put together a Scrivener project with everything we’ve ever written together and sent that as well.
  2. Alpha/beta-read 4 novels and 1 novelette, including Charlie Holmberg‘s upcoming The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician with 47North.  (Congratulations on the sale! :D)
  3. Participated in Lisa Carter’s literary translation class Defining Writing Style in May.
  4. Explored other online forms of learning by signing up for Charlie Bowater’s Skillshare art class on character design, Virginia University’s sponsored course on historical fiction via Coursera, and Svetlana Chmakova’s Skillshare class on character design.
  5. Completed my goal of reading at least 45 books this year, reaching a total of 63 books.  8 of which were non-fiction, 0 of which were in French, and 2 translations, as per my goal this year to read more of each of those.  I have more non-fiction, French, and translation titles in various stages of completion that will count towards next year.  I’ve also read several French short stories.
  6. Participated in Camp NaNoWriMo twice in April and July and NaNoWriMo in November.
  7. Finished drafts 1.0 and 2.0 of my historical fantasy novella Queen of the Eight Banners.  So, so glad I got that done!
  8. I won a Twitter nanofiction contest with this tweet.
  9. Wrote a short story “Desired,” which was short-listed for World Weaver Press‘ FAE anthology.
  10. I joined the new Emerging Literary Translators’ Network in America and then set up a directory and submissions market list for it.
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