There were some definite highs and lows to my 2013, but overall it was an excellent year.
I had three poems published:
"Ginnie and the Cooking Contest" (a prose poem) in Interfictions Online
, Issue 1, May 2013
"take off your horn-rims and fly" in Flying Higher: An Anthology of Superhero Poetry
"a tipping point" in The Cascadia Subduction Zone
, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Fall 2013).
I started the year revising Out of Uniform
(a novel I hope to get back to in 2014) and writing a sekrit project. Then when I received my agent's notes on Can't Find My Way Home
(AKA the Jo book, AKA the book that would not die), I dove back into work on it. I'd hoped to have that done by the end of this year, but I am getting there. I've also been writing more poetry this year, which pleases me.
Healthwise, I'm still in physical therapy for an issue that's been causing me chronic pain. I'm a lot better, though it continues to be a frustrating situation. On the bright side, my physical therapist is a genius, and part of my treatment includes one-on-one yoga instruction, which is awesome. Also on the bright side, I was able to attend WisCon and Readercon (which I also plan to do in 2014).Scott Miller
died this year, and although we were only slight acquaintances, his death had a huge impact on me and others who love his music and his writing.
For me this has been a year rich in friendships--not only continued friendships, but also new ones and renewed ones. I'm so grateful for the many amazing people in my life.
I wish you all a very happy new year.