The End of 2015 / by Matthew Marchitto

It’s always interesting to see everyone’s reflections on a year. For some it was amazing, with career achievements and relationships flourishing, for others it was hellish, with careers failing and relationships breaking. It’s bittersweet to see another year pass. The nagging feeling of I could have done more itches and claws away at the back of many our minds. The year is gone, the milestone marked in our cosmic calendars, and all that’s left is to keep going forward.

For me, the year wasn’t so bad. If anything, it was uneventful. Thankfully the earth didn’t groan and split open, and hopefully it won’t in 2016. I wrote some drafts, and even though they might not see the light of day anytime soon, I still wrote them. And practice makes perfect, so those imperfect words still have value.

Going through all my documents and adding up the word count totals, this year I wrote about 90,000 words (not including blogs). Only 10k short of 100,000, but still not too shabby.  

I released the paperback of Moon Breaker, which I had previously botched by trying to format myself (really you should check out the paperback because it’s very pretty). I got near finished with The Horned Scarab, which I hoped to release in 2015 but missed that goal. Maybe 2016 will be a better fit for it anyway. Other than that, I wrote a lot of words, not Chuck Wendig or Brandon Sanderson numbers, but a good amount. 

In 2016 my goal is to be more focused. Not to jump around from project to project. My goal is to finish what I start.

Here’s hoping everyone is having a good end of year, and I’ll see you in 2016.