So how have the past twelve months gone? The negative is that we haven't shifted anywhere near as many units as we'd have liked, but there's no point getting down about it. The positive is that the book is out there, some people have read it, and the reviews have been positive on the whole. As a writer I've moved on with two published short stories now to my name (in Fireside Popsicles and the newly released Suspended in Dusk anthology) and another due out next month (in The Dark Carnival anthology from Pen and Muse). I'm also waiting to hear on a further three submissions.
As ever, time is my enemy. It's great to be able to say that DJ's Smurf, Kutski, and Sicknarf, own my book, that I'm a published author, and that people enjoy the things I write, but it's the day job that pays the bills (with a recent promotion to keep me even busier) and the family that truly brings a smile to my face.
Hopefully the next 12 months will see a few more stories released, who knows. It's fun to be an author, but my biggest wish is that my family stays happy and healthy - unlike the poor buggers I write about!