Happy New Year, y’all!
Just over a year ago, I pronounced 2016 to be the Year of the Goddamn Unicorn. It was going to be fabulous if I had to throttle it into rainbow colors, you see. And there were some excellent things accomplished personally – I’ll get to those in a minute – but by and large 2016 came across as a bit of a dumpster fire. Or a cafe on fire. Instead of cavorting with the Goddamn Unicorn, we were apparently all playing leapfrog with it.
(Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.)
In 2016, I did quite a bit of reading and writing. The numbers look like this:
34 nonfiction pieces written.
26 nonfiction pieces published.
And you can see all of them over on my shiny new PUBLISHED STUFF page. (It’s in progress, so nonfiction published stuff only, so far.)
2 short stories written.
1 short story sold to Onyx Path Publishing for their Changeling: the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Anthology.
I always take the GoodReads Reading Challenge each year. You should join in and read along!
Even more numbers:
3 Dragon Age games played.
1 new video game world fallen in love with.
1 nephew born. ALL THE CONFETTI.
100% more tabletop RPGs played.
100% Star Wars.
Okay, that’s enough numbers for now. The point is that I wrote things – educational things, entertaining things, things to make you feel – and I enjoyed myself and joy came into the world and I played in imaginary ones. There are points of light, even in the dark.
So, goodbye, 2016. Farewell. Hello, 2017. And –
WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF THE OTTER!
Let’s be adorable and flexible, juggle rocks, be vicious when necessary (river wolves represent!), and hold on to each other so no one floats away.