Thursday, December 20, 2018

2018 Christmas Newsletter (Writers Edition)

I know all over the country people send out these little Christmas letters to family and friends listing all the awesome things that happened to their family throughout the year. My family (to my knowledge) has never done one of these. So here's my first attempt.

It was an uneventful year for my family. My writing life is a different story. I feel like I've become more of a grown-up writer in 2018. I purchased my own domain name. I'll say it again. I purchased my very first domain name for my website. That may not be a big deal for some but it is for me. I always wanted one but couldn't afford it. I always had to settle for the free crap. Even though my website isn't some amazing design, it's all mine.

Another grown-up writer moment for me is twenty-two acceptances. I received twenty-two acceptances this year! That's amazing considering I only averaged two or three a year in the past. I finally found a form that works for me. Allow me to send out a special shout out to those who felt my work was worth publishing: Trembling With Fear, 50-Word Stories, Siren's Call Ezine, Moonchild Magazine, Speculative 66, The Infernal Clock (DeadCades Anthology), Shacklebound Books (Chronos and Drabbledark II Anthology), The Drabble and Nothing's Sacred Magazine.

On an even more personal note, I have anxiety. I've had it most of my life but always afraid to admit it. This year has infused me with some strength and put me in searching mode. Searching for better ways to deal with it and comfort in knowing I'm not alone.

To wrap things up, I hope 2018 was kind to you and 2019 is spectacular! Happy Holidays!