2012 has been one of the happiest, productive, and healthy years of my life. I finally finished a salable novel and am now actively trying to sell it. I finished several short stories and submitted them to magazines and contests. I received an Honorable Mention from the Writers of the Future Contest (2012 Q4) for my short story, Chasing Tornados. I received many rejection letters from agents and magazines alike, but they merely strengthened my query process and my editing process alike. I have several new projects, both short stories and novels, started. I even started putting applications in for a new day job. All in all, it was a pretty good year.
Hopefully, 2013 will be even better. This starship is ready to sail.
I would like to take a moment to say thank you. Thank you everyone who answered my calls for assistance and information, regardless of the outcome. Thank you everyone who let me bounce new ideas off them. Thank you everyone who read drafts of my writing, provided feedback, and helped proofread them before I send them out to the world. And thank you anyone who reads this infant of a blog. I really do appreciate it all.
Finally, thank you everyone for making 2012 the quietest apocalypse ever!
And so, on to 2013. Happy New Years everyone.