I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas, 8 days of Chanukah, and, today, a great Boxing Day.
For some us, 2017 has been a rough and tumble year. Yet, there have been some positives. For me, the publication of Jenna’s Gang of Deadheads, the inclusion of “Mary’s Zombies” in Vegas Strong: A Charity Anthology, a collection of works to benefit First Responders via Code Green Campaign, a contributor’s contract with Desert Companion, an NPR publication, and the announced release date (January 24, 2018) for Nathan’s Clan of Deadheads. And, of course, I continued to review theatre for EatMoreArt!Vegas.
With the help and support of my three critique groups, I’ve also been able to make progress on a novel that has been in the works for over five years now. And I can’t thank them enough; their advice has been spot-on and invaluable. The piece is much more serious than the World of Deadheads, but focuses still on domestic violence and abuse with a twist. I hope this will bring awareness to male victims – something society prefers to sweep under the carpet and pretend does not happen.
I’d like to snare an agent with this one. That’s why I’ll be attending the Las Vegas Writers Conference in April. Schmoozing with agents and other authors should further my goal.
What are your plans?