Good Riddance, 2020! This has been the weirdest year, and I’m sure we’re all happy to put it behind us. Still, while it’s easy to sort of marinate in the awfulness of 2020, I wanted to reflect on some of the better moments too. Here are some good/productive things I can still be proud of from this year:
At least the pandemic gave me enough free time to finish up my debut novel: Suburban Secrets. This mystery has been a project I’ve worked on since grad school, so it was nice to finally see it through.
Other Published Works:
I didn’t submit quite as much as I’d have liked to this year, but I did have a few smaller things published as well:
“The Monster Within” (Dreaming in Fiction – October 2020) [As Aurora Bishop]
“Horoscopes for the Unbalanced Libra” (Ephemeral Elegies – September 2020) [As Aurora Bishop]
“Spare Parts” (Ephemeral Elegies – August 2020) [As Aurora Bishop]
“New Life” (Inwood Indiana – Fallow Ground)
“American Exodus” (SOS Art Cincinnati – For a Better World 2020)
“The World Ablaze” (SOS Art Cincinnati – For a Better World 2020)
“Welcome to 2020” (SOS Art Cincinnati – For a Better World 2020)
“Dancing in the Dark” (Writing in a Woman’s Voice – February 2020)
“The Vanishing Act” (Down in the Dirt Magazine – February 2020)
I wanted to make it a priority to focus on my artwork this year, and while I didn’t do nearly as much as I expected, there were still a few nice moments. I was able to complete Inktober on Instagram. I had a painting purchased as artwork for a mental health journal, and I had two paintings featured in a local art show.
Transitioning to Publisher:
This year also marked the debut of my two literary journals: Ephemeral Elegies and Dreaming in Fiction. It’s been such a great experience meeting and supporting other authors from around the globe. I can’t wait to feature more writing in 2021.
Well, I guess 2020 wasn’t so bad after all. Still, I’m looking forward to a 2021 filled with health, happiness, and (hopefully) new adventures!
What are you most proud of this year? Please, let me know in the comment section so I can celebrate with you!