So, 2017 definitely had its ups and downs (like all times in life).
Rather than focus on general life stuff (got older, gained more weight than I could stave off with exercise, drank 200 gallons of coffee, suffered 500 hours of depression) I’m looking at the year the way Kai Ryssdal would.
My accomplishments for the year:
Blog posts (including this one): 63.
Short stories: 2 (Fur, Droplets of Regret)
Words: Too many to count, honestly
Novels published: 1 (Tempest Road)
Novels worked on: 2 (Frozen at the Wheel, Destruction [Woman at War, book 2]
Books I’ve read: 21+ (Your Republic is Calling You, Artemis, The Secret Life of Bees, The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-time, Old Yeller, My Sister’s Grave, Persepolis, Finding Zoe, Reputations, A Laird for Christmas, Born a Crime, A Long Way Gone, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Gone Girl, The Prince of Tides, The Illegal, The Short Drop, Long Way Down, Broken Pieces, All the Light We Cannot See, The Bridges of Madison County, maybe more…)
Sales: (And this is where Ryssdal would probably shake his head and say, “Give it up, man.”) Estimate 25-30 books
Reasons to give up writing: 2 (Not enough people see/read the books, not enough money in it)
Reasons to keep going (shaking my head all the way): Too many to count!
Justin Edison’s three available books on a shelf
Happy 2018, Everybody!