Well. 2020 is half over. What a decade this year has been, right?
First and foremost, I hope you and yours are safe and healthy. I hope you’re doing your part to get us through the plague that won’t go away (yes, that means wearing a mask… you know, when you’re not at home getting your hermit on).
But before the world went all to hell (again), I’d had 2020 as the year I got back into creative gear. I set seven goals for myself in 2020:
- Publish Betrayal (Jill Andersen #5).
- Write and publish Bitter End (Jill Andersen #6).
- Finish writing the script for Bounty: Origins graphic novel.
- Write two short stories per month.
- Submit stories to two anthologies.
- Announce new series (after Betrayal‘s release).
- Read at least 30 books.
So let’s see where I stand.
Publish Betrayal (Jill Andersen #5): This one became a reality on April 14. See?
Write and publish Bitter End (Jill Andersen #6): The first draft is well underway, roughly 25,000 words or so in.
Finish writing the script for Bounty: Origins graphic novel: In-progress! The first draft will be complete by Dec. 30.
Write two short stories per month: Honestly, this is the one that’s given me fits. I’ve written hardly anything not novel- or graphic novel-related. The ideas are there, just not the push to put those ideas into, you know, words.
Submit stories to two anthologies: In-progress. I submitted a short story back in January or February to an upcoming anthology titled Warps in the Tapestry (yes, the follow-up to Cracks in the Tapestry). I’m looking for other potential anthologies to submit to.
Announce new series (after Betrayal‘s release): Watch this space come the fall.
Read at least 30 books: 14 books read as we push into July. The goal is still within reach… even as I sit here with more reads in-progress than I care to admit. Last book read?
Aix Marks the Spot by S.E. Anderson.
About J.D. Cunegan
J.D. Cunegan is known for his unique writing style, a mixture of murder mystery and superhero epic that introduces the reader to his comic book-inspired storytelling and fast-paced prose. A 2006 graduate of Old Dominion University, Cunegan has an extensive background in journalism, a lengthy career in media relations, and a lifelong love for writing. Cunegan lives in Hampton, Virginia, and next to books and art, his big passion in life in auto racing. When not hunched in front of a keyboard, scratching a pencil over a piece of paper, or with his nose stuck in a book, Cunegan can probably be found at a race track or watching a race on TV.