I’m not usually one for resolutions, but this year I have a few writing-orientated ones, including:
1. Finish editing the novel (almost done to the point of bringing in outside help)
And 2. Send off the novel. A whole other nail-biting blog post to follow on that subject.
It’s been a good year. There’s no denying that. I finished my MA in Creative Writing, finished my novel, had several things published and have read some amazing books.
My Book of the Year is: A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan.
Don’t be fooled by the title – this isn’t a pseudo-science book, this is fantasy novel riddled with adventure, feminism, steampunk flavours and an addictive narrator. I highly recommend you read it, even if one scale of a dragon is normally enough to turn you off a book. This is not Middle Earth.
Have a good one, and thank you everyone who has supported me this year by buying an anthology I’ve been published in, coming to readings, proofing manuscripts or offering emotional support. I love you all.