It has been a rollercoaster of a year. Many of my books and games sold out at GenCon and the reception for anthologies like New Hero and Haunted: 11 Tales of Ghostly Horror has been fantastic. Not to mention, work in general has been fantastic. John and I will be releasing some exciting news and one of my favorite Munchkin accessories just went to print — the Munchkin Duck of Doooooom. Now, I’m just about to hop on a bus to ChiCon in Chicago where I’ll have a reading and be milling about with friends and (hopefully) new ones, too.
First things first: the rumors are true. I’m working on a proposal for The Queen of Crows as an RPG. I’ll be using Kickstarter to test the efficacy of this idea. Second, I’ve gotten a fair number of responses for The Thirteen, but there’s still time to put in your application. Friends are going to be excluded from this for professional reasons. Acquaintances are a different story, however.
Once I get back from ChiCon, both John and myself will be attending Geek*Kon as a guest the following weekend. Then, I don’t have any professional travel planned for a month and a half. I’m behind on some projects; ahead on others. I’ve been through every emotion on the face of the planet with respect to writing on “spec” and diving into novels — there’s nothing else for me to rant about, be afraid of, or process. Now it’s time to move forward in the kindest, gentlest way possible and spend time only on what I can afford to so I can balance other pleasantries and necessities that have fallen by the wayside. There is only so much care I have in the world and most of that is related to my words right now. I either do this now, or I give up.
I can’t do that, because I am immersed in dreams that won’t stop haunting me. Real, tangible visions about what I want to do — and I think it’s possible. With time and a hell of a lot of hard work.
In the meantime, I’m enjoying the hell out of the ride.
- Mood: Between
Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Double everything
Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Um…
In My Ears: Scheibe by Lady GaGa
Game Last Played: Kingdom Hearts II
Movie Last Viewed: Um…
Latest Artistic Project: Erm…
Latest Release: New Hero anthology through Stone Skin Press