A lot happened this year on the writing side of my life. I'll be blunt and say that I have been a total writing fool this year, and it paid off. I completed six short stories in 2005, and three of them have been published.
I've now been blogging steadily since November 2004, and although I still don't have the commenting thing down (I read a lot of posts but I'm usually too busy to spend time commenting. I should take the time, and this problem goes for my own blog also, responding to comments).
I've been getting my short stories out there, a couple at non-paying zines, but three that actually gave me a few bucks for publishing something I wrote. Pretty cool. One of them, "Always Becoming" about witches and curses that reach beyond death will be in the January issue of The Harrow. Another story, "The Greek Kalends," an SF detective piece, will be in the January issue of Quantum Muse.
According to my Manuscript Submission Log (a Word doc I use to keep track of what I do with my completed manuscripts) I still have four mss submitted, and three short stories edited and ready to get into the market.
I'm eleven chapters into a stand-alone novel that takes place after the events in The Wreath. Same world, many of the same characters, including Kassandra, but some new ones also.
I completed a 50k word novel for NaNoWriMo. One of these days I'll edit the last half of DOA, but for now, chapt's 1 through 11 are up in my Fiction sub-blog. (Link on the right side).
I have a 70k SF/Cyberpunkish novel titled, Nanowhere, that I wrote last year. I'm going to publish it through Lykeion Books and distribute a print version through Ingram, and offer it here as a free ebook with a Creative Commons license. This will come together sometime late winter 2006. (If you're interested in helping me with a final edit and getting your name in the book let me know). I'll be posting some chapters for Nanowhere soon.
Happy New Year!