Monday, December 13, 2010

Who would have thought...

When I retired more than two years ago from a career spanning almost three decades, I thought I was going to spend my remaining years doing what I had always planned -- writing. And for several months, that is exactly what happened.

Then came some wonderful things. Imagicopter. Swordbearer. And now parABnormal Digest.

I have been privileged in my life to meet and work with some talented individuals, and some that border on genius. It seems that in the last few months the number of those individuals has increased beyond all reason. I find myself often wondering whether this can continue, and then hoping it will.

In 2011 there are so many things coming. Swordbearer and Call of Lovecraft early in the year, High Kings and Emperor by March, parABnormal Digest about the same time, and I will be attending conventions throughout the year, including Fandom Fest, which I am very excited about.

With the possibility of Angelkiller coming out by the end of 2011 and Deity early in 2012, it seems that next year will truly mark the beginning of a writing career that until now has been merely sputtering to life. Although I am not likely to be traveling as much as before, the places I will be going will be strategically chosen to best advance my writing.

I am very grateful to M.R. Williamson, J. L. Mulvihill, Herika Raymer, Stephen Zimmer, Henry Sanders, Deborah S Ford, Bill Eakin, and Alexander S. Brown for making Imagicopter such a success in 2010. Without the efforts of those fine folks, Imagicopter would not be what it has become, which is a writer and artist cooperative with growing national recognition.

Lastly, I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011!