Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Round Up

Wow.  What can I say?  Stop this year, I want to get off. Technically as I’m writing this there is still 1 1/2 hours left in 2010, but Jesus H. Christ am I glad this year is over.  Last year I hoped this year would be better. Little did I know the last year had actually been better. Following the logic of this precedent, I’m hardly looking forward to the upcoming year.

Writing-wise, other than being a finalist for the WOTF contest once again, (which I lost) and being given the Science Fiction Showcase Award--nothing. Nada. Lots of opportunities, some of which still require a final resolution, but otherwise, pain, heartbreak and rejection. Nothing new for the life of a writer, but this year I’ve felt it more keenly than others.

Life-wise, well, a death in the family, illnesses, (whole family came down with bronchitis since mid-August and some of us are still feeling it), well a whole long list of crap that some would say so what while others would cringe in sympathy.

Ah, well. The year is over and good riddance.  Will next year be better? Who knows. But we will soldier on, because, as my a past teacher once pointed out, I have the tenacity of a bulldog. Even when I should give up, I just won’t let go.

So, blah, blah, blah, life sucks, wah, wah, wah, gonna get better.  Have a Happy New Year and stay safe.


Mike Rimar