Twenty-Fourteen is already well underway and in fact, I can’t believe it’s already April.
A lot has happened and there is a lot more to come.
On the writing front, I have a complete manuscript (Tough Target) and although edits will continue indefinitely, I’m just about to work up the nerve to start sending a few queries out.
Also, I’m in the process of compiling and editing a collection of my published (and a couple of new) short stories. I will be publishing it as an ebook as well as in print, so look forward to that!
If that wasn’t enough, me and my so-called partner in crime, Courtney Floyd, are looking at going ahead and publishing Alamok. In that vein, I’ve been working on a cover and other such things to prepare for that eventuality.
And all the while, I’m plotting and writing on new stuff.
In the small portion of my life that is not related to writing (he he *sarcastic eye-flutter*), there is absolutely nothing going on.
Except for the fact that I now have a job most of the time (Yeah, yeah. Shut up.) working as a professional tutor in just about everything.
And…as if that wasn’t enough, I just made the US Team (again…) in Taekwondo. Luckily, that means Rome this summer. Thus, for the next four months, I am going to be training, a lot, and fundraising too. But it’ll all be well worth it to represent my country once again and maybe even win back my title as Power Breaking World Champ. Either way, Rome is going to be a hoot and I can’t wait. (And I’m learning Italian.)
There’s also a little 3-Gun I have to throw in too. Thanks to my generous sponsor, New Beginning Gun Works, who built me a beautiful rifle to shoot, I need to make my presence known in that sport too. So, I’m headed to Liberty Hill, Texas in a couple weeks to kick off that party. Then, as soon as I get back from Rome this summer, I’m shooting the exciting Rocky Mountain 3-Gun World Shoot. Five days and fifteen stages of natural terrain in Raton, NM. Combine ‘yikes’ and ‘yeehaw’ and you’ve got the idea. Then back to Texas in the fall and maybe even Las Vegas, we’ll have to see how that one hashes out.
So, there’s the update. Once again, I’m way busier than is reasonable, but it’s gonna be a fun year. Onward!
Before I go, I want to give a shout out to my dear Courtney, who has made the second round of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award with her Mystery novel. Congratulations to her and here’s hoping that she makes it all the way!