What I Wrote in 2015 and Goals for 2016

Happy new year! 2015 was a big year for my writing. Here’s the highlights:

  • I self-published my first book ever, Reveille.Possible Reveille Cover, Moon Art 2.  JPEG KINDLE.  2,500 pixels
  • I wrote the first draft of Retreat, the second book in the Boy Buglers series.

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  • Completed and submitted a story titled, An Unlikely Princess, to the Five Magic Spindles Contest put on by Rooglewood press.


  • Started this blog.
  • Won NaNoWriMo 2015


  • Reached about 38,000 words in my dystopian, NaNo novel, Stronger than the Sword

Here are some goals for 2016:

  • Win the Five Magic Spindles contest, or if I lose, rewrite the story and self-publish it myself.
  • Submit a piece and win the Call to Pens contest, sponsored by Patrick Henry College.


  • Finish the rough draft of Stronger than the Sword.
  • At least get started on the third book in the Boy Buglers series, titled Charge or Tattoo. (Though I may change the title. Originally, Retreat was titled Call to the Colors)
  • Not 100% sure I can accomplish this, as I want to edit and perfect the book, but it would be great to self-publish Retreat.
  • Improve my craft.
  • Submit another piece to a Rooglewood contest if they have it again this year. (If the theme story is Rapunzel, I already have a great story idea)


Wow, I’m already a little bit overwhelmed at my list but hopefully with the Lord’s help, I’ll at least be able to accomplish the majority of my plans. I would love to hear about your goals for writing in this next year, 2016.

But, whatever you do, remember to write for His glory!