Lots of things this year, just like last year.
I finished a novella (The Artist’s Muse) and it’s now on submission.
I just (under the wire) finished my 1920s gangster novel, The Orpheus.
I went to Chicago in May for fun and research, including a day at the Newberry Library, taking a gangster tour and sailing the tall ship Windy, and enjoyed some great times with my parents and aunt and uncle, especially eating at some great restaurants.
In other writing news, I learned novel plotting from Michael Hauge, released my novella Prohibited Passion, and took several great courses. My story ‘Vee’ was a part of the Felt Tips: Office-Supply erotica anthology. I also attended the When Words Collide convention and spoke on a panel about historical romance.
I began working with The Author’s Red Room as an editor, and I’m so glad I’ve been able to work with so many great clients this year.
I also made a point of reading a lot of books (over 140, according to Goodreads), and watched many films. I reviewed some films on my blog: Tomboy, Shame, The Artist, In a Lonely Place, Caché, and De rouille et d’os (Rust & Bone).
And, last but not least, I met James Marsters at the Calgary Comic Expo.
I have several goals for the coming year, including writing another novel and travelling to London and Paris. I’m sure 2013 will be as great as this year.