January 01, 2016

Thoughts on January First

January takes its name from the Roman god Janus, usually depicted as having two faces: one looking forward and one looking back. Having crossed the threshold of the new year, I want to take a little time to do both.

Last year was a good year for my writing. I had over a dozen stories published or republished. Highlights include "The Tale of the White Tiger" appearing in Cast of Wonders and "Butterfly Dreams" running in Flame Tree publishing's beautiful science fiction anthology.

Perhaps the greatest personal satisfaction I received was winning the first-ever tournament at The Writer's Arena. Everyone involved at that site makes writing so much fun. My thanks once again to you all. And more thanks to all the editors who liked my stories and all the readers who keep me writing!

I have lots of big things planned for 2016, and I'd like your help in keeping on track:

  1. I want to finish and be marketing a novel by the end of the year.
  2. I want to write at least one new short story every month.
  3. I want to pick up the Trashling Tales again.

I have a few other ideas too, but more on those as they develop.

How about you? What are your plans/dreams/goals for the year ahead?

I wish you and yours a happy and blessed New Year!