March .... I have to edit Honor At Stake while my primary computer is down due to painting and carpet layers. Oh yay. Oh shoot me now...
April starts: What the hell is Sad Puppies? Who is this Torgersen guy? What the hell is going on with the Hugos, anyway?
April ends: Sad Puppies Bite Back begins. I have no idea what I'm getting into.
May: I finally have an idea of what I'm getting into. File 770 has a hit out on me (actually, just 770's readership.)
July - The Catholic Writer's Guild had me on two panels.
And I got a radio show....
And a new blog to post on...
August - The Hugos melted down.
September: Honor At Stake is published! Yay! It starts to take over my blog. I also discover GamerGate, and why I'd rather play with the Puppy Kickers.
For October, I showed a friend and fellow Catholic Writers Guild member, Dawn, around New York City.
In November: The anthologies get published, technically leaving me with three books coming out in one swell foop. The same day they're published, I fly out to Indiana to help a friend bury her husband (who was, in fact, also a friend). That bled over into December, and there's still some of that going on.
No, I didn't go into detail on it. But this year was BUSY. In 2016, I'm going to try for one better.
I intent to be a guest at:
New York Comic Con -- because I could walk there if I had to.
LibertyCon -- because all the Baen people are there.
DragonCon -- because it is AWESOME
WorldCon -- because I want to wear a Sad Puppy logo and see who notices.
I hope to get a Sad Puppy -- if not a Hugo -- nomination. I'll take it for Best Novel OR best related or fan writer. Though as I said, I may settle for just a Sad Puppy nomination. Because that level of exposure? I don't think I could buy.
Though wouldn't it be hilarious if I got a Vox Day / Rabid Puppy nomination? Then EVERYbody loses their minds. BWAHAHAHAHAHAA.
Also, I should have two -- yes, two -- books coming out this year in my vampire series. And I'll see what I can do about self pubbing some of my own stuff as I go along.
Let's see if we can't make 2016 more interesting than 2015.