2019 in Review!

I cannot believe that it’s the last day of 2019…like, when did that happen!? Whilst this year has been somewhat personally tumultuous, it has been an unbelievably fantastic year from a writing perspective, and I honestly have doubts whether I’ll ever experience it’s like, again! Read on for my accomplishments & some well-deserved shout outs!

At last count, and it’s been a little while, and it’s honestly overwhelming trying to correlate all the info, but I believe that my count for publications I’ve been accepted into this year is around about 65 – 70 anthologies this year. Some of them are yet to be released, but they’re on their way as publications for 2020! I hit 100 individual acceptances sometime near August I believe, and haven’t bothered counting since then.

I’ve written approximately 200k words for 2019, 100k of which are novelettes; I’ve written 12! The other 100k are a mix of drabbles, flash fiction and short stories to a variety of publishers.

This year, very last minute, but all the same, I pumped out pre-orders for my debut collection “DARKLY EVER AFTER“, as well as a Kindle short read “TERRA NULLIS“! Both have charted on the Best Sellers lists, which has honestly just rounded out my year with a cherry on the top!

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And whilst it’s not exhaustive, as both Amazon and Bookbub take time to update, I currently have 46 available titles on Amazon in which I feature, and 44 of those have funneled onto Bookbub, so far. (I can’t figure out which 2 are missing, my brain is mush!) Have a look at this epic stash of pretties! I am 110% proud of my 2019, that’s for sure…

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Oh! I nearly forgot to mention the subject of AWARDS!!! 13 of my tales are currently under consideration with the Aurealis Awards, as are Blood Song Books two anthologies, “Curses & Cauldrons” and “Forest of Fear – Volume 1“!

Three anthologies I feature in, “Curses & Cauldrons“, “Monsters” and “Full Metal Horror 2” have made it to the Readers List for the Horror Writers Association‘s Bram Stoker Award

And “Curses & Cauldrons” is also under consideration with the internationally renound Ellen Datlow for Best Horror of the Year!

Honestly, even if none of my own stories, or the anthologies in which I feature, win an award, I’m just over the moon to have been nominated by my peers, and well known professionals in the industry! It’s a big feather in my cap, and it’s nothing short of epic!

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And on the writing front, that’s a wrap, my friends! Now just for a few shout outs to the people that helped make my 2019 one Hell of a year to remember… (Listed in Alphabetical order!)

Thank you all SO much for seeing merit in my work and accepting me into so many beautiful, incredible anthologies! I look forward to hopefully working with you all in 2020!

And that’s me, out! See you in 2020!!!

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May you feast upon the flesh of your enemies!
ZX

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