2016 in Review

Here you go, 2016, have some lobster Jello…and two of the books I worked on this year.

Let’s do this again (here’s 2015, 2014, and 2013)! In the past 12 months, I have done the following things:

  • With Genevieve, I finished/edited/released Earth Bound, wrote/edited/released A Midnight Kiss, wrote Star Crossed, and knocked out a big chunk of Fly Me to the Moon 6. Whew.
  • On my own, I finished a secret thing. I should have an announcement about it soon. (And it is EXCITING.)
  • I finished another secret thing, which led to signing with an agent. I am currently ripping this secret thing in half, which is a pain, but when I’m done, I’ll have two books.
  • Total words written this year: somewhere between 150K and 200K.
  • I read 70 new to me books for my Goodreads challenge. (Plus re-reads, beta reading, current events, and student papers. My eyes consumed a lot of words.)
  • I ran a 5K. Jogged, really, but still: did not walk.
  • I started playing the piano again.

In 2017, Genevieve and I will probably release two Fly Me to the Moon books, and I’ll have at least one thing on my own. Here are some of my other goals: I want to get Deidre a manuscript she can start shopping. I want to finally do some self-publishing on my own. I want to run another 5K but faster. I want to write damn good books. I want to credibly play Bach.

This has been a breath in, breath out year, but one paragraph, one measure, one step at a time, I’ve gotten through it. Here’s hoping 2017 is productive and joyous.

(And not to be all self-promo-y, but if you’re looking for a New Year’s Eve read, may I suggest Round Midnight?)

Author: Emma

Emma is a novelist, full-time mama, recovering academic, and former political staffer. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves her twins' hugs, her husband’s cooking, her cat’s whiskers, her dog’s tail, and Earl Grey tea.

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