Friday, November 25, 2011

Another Year Nearly Gone

As we approach the end of 2011, I'm finding much to be thankful for, and not just because it's that time of the year.

My family and some very close friends got together for Thanksgiving and it was a wonderful, heart-warming event. Eveyone overate, visited, and generally had a great time. It was one of those rare times when get-togethers actually work without friction or problems. Every gathering should be so enjoyable.

I have finally fought off the croup/pleuristical infection that has been haunting me for the last five weeks or so. I have been prone to pulmonary infections all my life, but this one was the kind that refused to let go. Now, if I can just get a full night's sleep...

Working on the Imagicopter anthology Clockwork Spells and Magical Bells with Allan Gilbreath at Kerlak Publishing. Once the cover art comes in from Dan Gamber, I believe we will have this fella wrapped. I know the writers and artists are anxious to get their due, both monetarily and publicly. Personally, I would just like to get the thing done. I have several other projects hovering in the wings awaiting their turn.

Uppermost in that queue is Deity for Sam's Dot Publishing. When I am not reading for the next issue of parABnormal Digest or finalizing the outline for Doom Angel or writing a short story for some recent anthology call, I'm writing on Deity. What spare time I have from those I have dabbled at The Boathouse novella and Eye of the Storm. I hope to have something for the next volume of the HIH series, Visionaries in Hell, as well. Something tells me 2012 will see a lot of my work finally in print. Barring the Zombie Apocalyse, of course.

So, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, etc., etc. Till next time, keep your powder dry and stay low.