Whew! The rough draft of Zombieslayer is done. 112,600 words, and most of them abysmal, but at least I’ve got something to work with now. Right. After a short break to rinse out my brain, I’m going to plunge back in and try to make it all mean something.
Wish me luck.
I posted this last year on the first day of the year, and I guess I’ll keep up that tradition until it comes true. This is the Zombies, singing one of my favorite songs, “This Will Be Our Year.”
It wasn't the best of times. It wasn't the worst of times. It was just times.
On the plus side, in 2009 I completed three novels, including a stand-alone personal one, am almost half-way done on a fourth, and the kids TV show I was head writer for debuted and played all year. I made my living entirely from writing, I was an invited guest at a sci-fi convention for the first time, I had a great time with family and friends, got to travel a bit, met some very cool people, and started this fancy new website.
On the nonplussed side, the TV show was canceled at episode 38 out of 40, it wasn't much of a living, next year looks to be another lean one, and I am still not yet married to Tilda Swinton.
So, as you can see, far more positives than negatives. Indeed, were it not for the old bank balance, I would have said it was a great year. The old saying about money not buying happiness is indeed true, but I do believe that a little bit socked away can to a certain extent ease one's anxieties.
Here's to a less anxious new year!
Hope everyone has a wonderful time.
I am thankful for friends, family and work that I love. Who could ask for more?