Wow it's been quite a year. I've been dorking out all week, reading those 'best of 2011' lists, or '2011 in pictures,' and thinking to myself, wait a sec...that happened this year? Then I realize how much really has happened and I'm just amazed.
Looking back at my own 2011, I'm pretty happy. The past two years were pretty tumultuous for me so to have a year like this one has been...well...just so nice.
Looking back at 2011:
My first publication: Autumn in the Shenandoah
My second publication: Flowers for Clockwork Street
An interview at Flash Fiction chronicles
A Pushcart Prize nomination
Finished a rough draft of my first novel length work
The bad isn't really so bad, rather stuff that I really didn't do or accomplish. And I feel bad about it.
Reading: I barely read at all this year. It's pretty embarassing. Next year, starting tomorrow, I'm going to make an effort to try to read 50 books in 2012
This blog: It was lacking in posts this year, mainly due to the fact that I wasn't reading. Okay and I moved halfway across the country and started a new job. Still, there could have been more updates.
I'm not much of one for New Years Resolution, being the kind of person who believes that you should always be trying to better yourself, but this year I'm setting a reading goal and making a reading list which I'll post here tomorrow.
Look out 2012, I'm going to read the heck out of you!