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Friday, January 15, 2016

Oh, 2016!

Welcome to 2016, kiddos. I'm glad you made it! Sometimes years seem like they're touch and go.

2015 was kick-ass and it took a discussion with one of my friends to realize just how well 2015 had treated me. Apparently, I'm a Debbie Downer or a where-is-the-liquid-in-the-glass type of person, because I only saw the negative. So here's what was great about it:

·      I got legit published for the first time! Not only that, but my piece in Triangulation: Lost Voices was given a "highly recommended" rating on the SF review site, Tangent Online. Man, a complete stranger read and recommended my work. You have no idea how much squee that gave me.
·      I received three other acceptances for my work.
·      Health problems I've had forever (seriously since puberty) were figured out by my new doctor. With the help of modern medicine, I'm now healthier, in less pain, and have more energy than I've ever had.
·      I visited New Orleans on vacation, and it's now one of my favorite cities. All of the jazz, blues, food, buskers, steamboats, Bloody Marys that'll make you sin, the mighty Mississippi, and Louis Armstrong's trumpet! And yes, even the dodgy areas, the hordes of homeless beneath the highway bridges, and the hurricane wrecked areas that are even now being rebuilt. Which reminds me I should write a post on it.

So far 2016 is great. I mean, other than losing David Bowie and Alan Rickman within days of one another. By Grabthar's Hammer, seriously world?

·      A new Star Wars movie. And it was awesome. And didn't suck with suckiness of suckitude that was 1-3. Seriously. 2016 will be outstanding for that if for nothing else.
·      Did I mention Star Wars? I did?
·      For the first time ever, I submitted one of my novels to a seriously too-legit-to-quit (one day I'll stop with the 90's references) publishing house.
·      The always cool cat Connie Cockrell interviewed me on her website. You can read it here.

Things I'm planning for 2016:

·      Create a website. This one is something that's at the top o' my list. And yeah, I know I said this last year...
·      Move on to my next novel project, Crossroads. No, there's no Brittney Spears in it. Sorry to disappoint you. Maybe I'll write something called Glitter, but then there won't be Mariah Carey in it either.
·      Keep writing new shorts and send them out.

·      Do more spray painting. Do more visual art stuff in general.

3 Comments:

At January 15, 2016 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Peter Morrow said...

Let your friends know how we can help!

Keep being awesome!

 
At January 17, 2016 at 10:02 AM , Blogger Connie Cockrell said...

Good 2016 plans. Keep up the good work!

 
At January 20, 2016 at 11:03 PM , Blogger B.C. Matthews said...

Thanks!

 

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