January was busy but quiet. No publications this month, no events. I spent most of my writing time working on the novel-in-progress, and submitted three stories, two original and one reprint, to various magazine or anthology projects. I received one rejection: a reprint poem submitted to a speculative fiction magazine.
Most of my January reading focused on research for the historical fantasy novel. Two notable exceptions were Thunderbird, the fourth book in Chuck Wendig’s Miriam Black series, and The Fire in Fiction, an excellent book on the writer’s craft by literary agent Donald Maass.
The oft-delayed anthology Hath No Fury has been delayed again, this time to May 1. The new publisher is committed to publishing the book, so I’m pretty confident that it will be out this year.