Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 in Review



Wow.  What a crap hole of a year.

Not much of a secret now, but I’ve separated from my wife of 15 years.  That was back in September.  Since then I’ve had to literally rebuild my life from scratch.  The holidays have been the hardest for me, but I‘m surviving.

Enough said about that.
 
Writing career is the rollercoaster ride it’s always been.  I went to World Con in Chicago and World Fantasy in Toronto.  I consider both conventions successes in that I achieved what I wanted to do at both events while having a great time.

Publishing was not so great.  Sold only one story, A Bunny Hug for Karl to the superhero anthology, Masked Mosaic coming out Spring 2013.

On the plus side I’ve all but finished my new YA urban fantasy novel, and have good feelings about that, mostly that I managed to write and rewrite the thing in just over a year.  That is on top of writing some new short stories, one of which is Bunny Hug, so for the first time in a while, I feel no shame about my writing output.

After some 40 years since learning that, not only did the place actually exist, but people can go there, I finally realized my dream, (and fulfilled a promise to my children) of visiting Disney World.  It was worth every penny.

I had my first colonoscopy.  Despite being the herald of old age, it did give me the satisfaction of knowing I’m healthy in that respect.

That’s about it, highlights and lowlights.  In spite of it all, I am looking forward to the New Year.  Short of death, things couldn’t get much worse, which means only better, right?

Right?

 


2 Comments:

At 2:12 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I for one can't wait to see your story appear in such an awesome anthology. Thanks for being a part of one of my greatest experiences of 2012: putting together MASKED MOSAIC.

Many happy returns in 2013!

- Camille Alexa

 
At 6:03 p.m., Blogger Mike Rimar said...

I'm also looking forward to it. I saw the galley PDF for my story and thought it looked very cool.

And I certainly didn't mean to sound belittling of the anthology. Just that, as an author, I would have liked to see more of my stuff out there. But then, all writers feel that way.

Thank you, Camille, and Claude for accepting it.

Mike

 

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