A Look Back
This is going to be quick, to keep it as painless as possible.
2020 started with a surprise - The King's Physician was released earlier than expected by MLR Press and my book links were live on New Year's Day.
Working Stiffs, our charity anthology, earned over $5,000 for the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Relief Fund from May through August. My story, "Quality Assured," is a strange little story of vampires infiltrating a medical dispatch center to recruit candidates to save the world from climate change. It's also a cute romance. Once I write a third story to tie it to my World War II vampires, I'll re-release it as a short story trilogy.
Pika Perfect's launch on May 15 was anti-climactic compared to the marketing we did for Working Stiffs. I wrote it for my Bestie, who then helped me find an audience. <3
I released "The Arena" in August in homage to my D&D gaming group. They have yet to read or comment on it. This story is my most diverse piece so far, about a group of misfits who work together to escape an evil mage. I plan to write more for them in 2021.
I wrote two novels and two short stories in 2020, and that was all before June 30. My writing habit died with my favorite computer. I now have two pieces of shit to replace it: one Chromebook, one meh Windows machine. Having to switch computers between marketing and writing is a pain in the ass, but I will find a way to make it work in 2021.
2020 was my busiest release year so far, even if I didn't do half of the writing I wanted to do. May we all find peace and happiness through our creativity in 2021.