Monday, December 31, 2012

2012: Looking Back and Looking Forward

2012 didn't quite go how I thought it would.

  1. I'd planned on being published by now.  I'm a little further down the path with Bullets Don't Blink but I need to get my ass back into gear about getting an agent.
  2. I planned on writing three books.  I wrote one and a couple fragments.
  3. On the dating front, things took some very unexpected turns, starting with the very first week of the year, all the way until I met someone very special at the beginning of August.  I'm quite happy with how things ended up.
  4. Aside from the dating, photography is the only thing that exceeded my expectations.  I made a cool 63 bucks.
  5. I also didn't fathom not participating in NaNoWriMo but I'm glad I didn't.  I didn't have an idea I was crazy about and also didn't want to be a crabby hermit when there was relationshipping to be had.
2013 Goals:
  1. Getting back into working out consistently, possibly before work every morning
  2. Writing a novel in a month that doesn't have a NaNoWriMo event
  3. Writing more than one novel
  4. Publishing something somehow
  5. Getting a picture of a fox

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gig. When you're a musician, a job is called a gig.

10 valuable Dangerous Dan points to the first person who identifies where that quote came from.

I'd apologize for not updating my blog with anything of substance in a while but I am pretty remorseless.  Here are some quick tidbits to hold you over:

  1. I may have a photography gig coming up.  My cousin's husband called yesterday asking if I'd take a family portrait.  No idea what I should charge them, though.
  2. Lawrence Block sent me an ARC of Hit Me, his upcoming release, a couple weeks ago.  This is the second time my favorite living crime writer has sent me something to read.  It is also the second time I nearly wet myself and dropped everything to read it.
  3. I am looking forward to Christmas for the first time since I was a kid.  Now if everyone else will get their ducks in a row and not through a wrench into the works, everything will be right with the world.
  4. I finished my first read-through of Between Hell and a Hard Place.  Not only is it better than I remembered, I probably won't have to rework it as much as I thought.