Friday, December 31, 2010

Book Ends

So it's been a mad year, what with the new day job chewing up the time I'd usually put into things like, um, this blog. At the start of 2010 I was aiming to write a short story per month and managed a shade over half that - not ideal, but I'm pretty happy with the way those stories turned out, so I'm going to call it a win, regardless.

It's also been a good year for exposure, with the Ditmar nomination and Worldcon getting me out into the community a little more. Which means, I suppose, that the key for 2011 is keeping up the momentum.

It doesn't hurt, then, that I'm rounding off 2010 with a commission. As ever, I can't say what the deal is until the ToC is announced, but I've had a story accepted by a publisher I've not submitted to before, one I have been quite keen to work with. Some of you may remember that I kicked off the year with a commission for a new (to me, at least) publisher, so I'm enjoying the symmetry. A great way to book-end the year. And with three stories in my head and ready to go, my goal has to be ensuring I find time to write. Like I said, momentum.

In other news, my editing on Scenes from the Second Storey has led to another offer of work, this time on a novella. As with the short story, I can't do details until the job's firmed up, but it should be an interesting gig.

So that's it for this year - all the best to you, see you in 2011.