Everyone likes metrics for the end of the year. Here’s some of what I did in 2014. This is why I like keeping track of everything I do. It makes me realize that I am productive and that I did accomplish a lot. Sometimes, this is a hard thing for an author to understand.
Number of days worked on freelancer stuff: 361 / 365 (284 days, answered pub industry email.) I really need to change this. Take one full day a week off or something. No wonder I had moments of feeling burned out.
New fiction words written: 230,800 (doesn’t count emails, blogs, etc…) In the form of 12 short stories, 1 novella, 1 RPG sourcebook, 2 novels.
Edited: 3 anthologies, 2 novel, 3 novellas.
Conventions attended: 8
Sold in 2014: 5 short stories, 2 novellas, first 3 books of the Melissa Allen series. (3 short stories still waiting on an answer.)
Published in 2014:
6 short stories, 1 novelette
- “The Bathory Clinic Deal” - The Future Embodied anthology - Simian Publishing, March 2014
- “Ley of the Land” - Time-Traveled Tales 2 anthology - Silence in the Library, April 2014
- “Kelpie Storm” - MONSTERS! Origins Game Fair anthology - Rio Grande Games, June 2014
- “Janera” - Athena's Daugthers anthology - Silence in the Library, June 2014
- “Dreams of a Thousand Young” novelette - Jazz Age Cthulhu anthology - Innsmouth Free Press, November 2014
- “For the Love of a Troll on a Mid-Winter's Night” - Night Terrors III anthology - Blood Bound Books, December 2014
- “Written in the Wind” - No True Way: All-New Tales of Valdemar anthology - DAW, December 2014
1 RPG supplement
- Colonial Gothic: Lost Colony, Sourcebook - Rogue Games, February 2014
- The Nellus Academy Incident, YA Battletech novel - Catalyst Game Labs, January 2014
- Keystones: Book Three of the Karen Wilson Chronicles, novel - Apocalypse Ink Productions, April 2014
- Bless Your Mechanical Heart anthology - Evil Girlfriend Media, Editor, April 2014
- Beast Within 4: Gears & Growls anthology - Graveside Tales, Editor, October 2014
- Chicks Dig Gaming non-fiction anthology - Mad Norwegian Press, Co-Editor (with Robert Smith? and Lars Pearson), November 2014
- Shattered Shields anthology - Baen Books, Co-Editor (with Bryan Thomas Schmidt), November 2014