A lot of authors do their year in review around this time with the general theme of "I felt like I didn't accomplish much, but, wow, look at all the things I did!"
I would like to do that sort of wrap up, but, hmmm... I really didn't accomplish much. It's sort of a year that wasn't in many respects. Not all doom and gloom, though! There were some things!
My serialized fantasy Shadow Run (now Shadows' Hunt) wrapped up in June. Thirty-eight episodes and an epilogue - I hope to get Zie, Davitts and Essenin out in the world in novel form in 2023.
This was, I realized to my own rather enormous shock, my first serious high fantasy. I've written so much urban fantasy, but the only other high fantasy was fantasy humor. Huh. Odd that.
The fourth AURA novel came out in March - urban fantasy written with the lovely Bellora Quinn. So much fun to return to this world - I'd missed everyone, especially Kai. Yes, yes, I know he's not everyone's favorite, but he's mine. :D
Ryld's Shadows is in ebook, paperback, and we hope to see audio from the publisher coming up!
Most of my efforts went into the Variant Configurations series - and some of this was, indeed, difficult. The first book, Rarely Pure and Never Simple, needed serious, substantial rewrites and additions requiring the entire re-ordering of the plot, adjusting of character focus, and the whole ending was tossed out the window and rewritten.
Also, a beautiful new cover by the amazing Natasha Snow. :)
And finally, the second Variant Configurations book, From The Noblest Motives. The book that took ten years to write. To be accurate, I wrote the first chapter, hated it, and put it in the drawer for ten years. It took rewriting the first book to realize why I hated that first chapter and why I had to start over with an entirely different idea and direction. Hooray!
OK, so 2022 wasn't a year of lots of things. But there were some things! On to 2023. Yeesh. I'm still stuck in 2020 somewhere.
Angel writes (mostly) Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around queer heroes. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head, she has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.