I made excellent headway on my Alone meets Cabin in the Woods novel. In a nutshell, it is about a group of expert wilderness survival experts who think they are competing on a reality television show to win a bunch of money. However, they were duped and are sacrifices to a creature that awakens every so often to feed.
I also finished up a novella about Evelyn Horn, a badass Pinkerton in the Old West who has found herself entangled in a cult’s plot to summon an ancient tree demon. That novella will come out later this year as well as a second collection of my short stories titled, Through the Branches. Finally, I’m going to shop the Alone/Cabin in the Woods book around in the hopes of getting it picked up through a publisher.
I’ll be writing a few more short stories to answer a number of open calls, as well as drafting and hopefully finishing up another novel or two. I have one that’s about 50% done and two more solid ideas for novels/novellas that I want to start on.
However, I think my real achievement in 2022 was finding myself. In Dec of 2021, I came out as genderfluid, and ever since that moment, it’s been a crazy rollercoaster of self-discovery and emotions. As I evolved as a person and became more comfortable with myself, I started to go out in public more and more as my feminine self. It was scary. It was nerve-wracking. It was exhilarating as well.
I’m still on my journey, but I’m making that journey with the love and support of my family and close friends.
Here’s to 2023!