It’s finally over – A look back at 2016

2016 was an awful year. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that. Thankfully, though, it’s over, all the crap and bull now behind me, and we can move forward. But, you know? Thinking about it, for all its downs, 2016 kind of had a lot going for it, too.

Right from the get-go, I started the year off on a positive note, as I released my first published short story, A Conversation on a Thursday, with Beer, which was based entirely in Two Roads Brewing and on actual inebriated conversations I’ve had with a dear friend, who I think may love Blaqk Audio almost as much as I do.

I redesigned the website around this time, too, vastly improving the look for mobile users, giving a greater emphasis to my products, and tackling a number of SEO changes. Oh, and I also made shipping free for all products purchased through my site. How awesome is that?

Really, all that work was mostly just to get ready for the grand reintroduction of The Nobodies—though that only came after some extensive proofing, revision and redesign. Oh, and after filming the release trailer, which has yet to actually be released. I should get on that. At least I got those video primers up, right?

And did I mention I was on the news? No? Hey, I was on the news.

The back end of the year was mostly dedicated to working on Trezka and my as-yet-not-publicly-titled Book Four. From naming new characters and reading literary classics, not to mention just going all-in on editing, for that new book, to polishing Trezka’s tone, these drove the bulk of my time and conversations. Though I did eke out a redesigned second edition of Sanity’s Flaw.

Speaking of which, I still have two copies of the first edition left. Might want to snap those up if you’re interested.

I said mostly back there because that was generally the case until I randomly announced a new graphic novel. Which I’m still working on. And, boy, is it fun. Finishing that, and Book Four, should probably be a priority for 2017, but I’m getting ahead of myself. This isn’t the resolutions post—that comes next.

So, yeah, not too bad, right? But this year, this year is going to be good. I can feel it. Let’s hope I’m right.