One of my favorite internet-geeky traditions over the last few years has been following the Death vs. Old Year chase on Tatsuya Ishida’s Sinfest. Considering this year’s installment just ended, I figure I’m not too late to publish my “Hello 2013” post.
First, finishing up old business: over at The Book Smugglers, Three Parts Dead made Ana’s Most Excellent Books of 2012 Top 10 list, coming in at #2! Also, two Tor.com reviewers named Three Parts Dead one of their favorites of 2012! Each reviewer was asked to pick only three books, which makes this extra neat.
2012 was a wild year for me, and for my family. Huge heaping gobs of change and transformation, one of those years that makes you think Heraclitus was right. My first book came out. I quit my day job. I’m an uncle, now. My wife’s graduated from law school, and started working. I’ve made new friends, climbed on a glacier, given a speech at Comic Con, read the Hunchback of Notre Dame in Paris, visited Napoleon’s tomb, traded jokes with guards in the Department of Justice, and improved from being a complete idiot on the fencing strip to being an almost complete idiot. I drafted a successful Control deck for the first time. I’ve met amazing authors, and I’ve met excellent folks over dumplings who I only later found out were amazing authors.
All in all, a great 2012. 2013 is shaping up to be less hectic, but still awesome. For starters: in the next week or two I’m going to finish the first draft of this novel. And then I’m going to write another one. Because that’s how I roll.