I promised Michelle that I wouldn't do much thinking for the rest of this year, so today I'm going to open the floor to everyone and ask you to talk about your Year In Writing. Tell me:
1. How your 2009 began
2. What you accomplished in 2009
3. Where your 2009 ended
4. Plans for 2010
I'll start, shall I?
At the beginning of the year, I had finished my fifth revision of "So Honest A Man," my novel that riffs on Shakespeare's "Hamlet." In February I began querying agents, and in March I found an agent I wanted to work with. Good conversations with him led to two more revisions of the novel, and presently my agent is doing a "line edit" preparatory to sending the book out onto submission in 2010. A couple of months ago, after the last revision to "So Honest A Man," I began a new novel called "Cocke & Bull" and I am presently about halfway through the first draft of it. In 2010, I hope to finish that draft and begin revisions by springtime. I also hope my agent and I manage to sell "So Honest A Man" to a publisher next year.
Also in 2009, Davin Malasarn invited me to join him and Lady Glamis on this very blog, and that's been fabulous. I hope to help make 2010 a fabulous year for the Literary Lab as well. Don't forget that in about a week and a half, we hope to announce winners of the "Genre Wars" short story contest. Stay tuned for that!
So that's my 2009. Your turn!