08 December 2012

Where has Carrie Been? - An Update

Wow, December. 

A couple of months have blurred by and as usual, I haven’t blogged. I don’t blog all too often but like to give updates because…well, just because. 

Writing has been sporadic. I do what I can, when I can, unless there’s a deadline. I have some pieces floating around in small press limbo right now but nothing definite aside from Drunk On the Moon II, a paranormal noir tribute to Paul Brazill’s Roman Dalton, werewolf crime fighter.

Crooked Fang has received some small praise; if you bought it and/or reviewed it, I thank you. I’m working on the sequel, intelligently dubbed: Crooked Fang II, which sits at a tidy 25k words.

So what else have I been doing? 

CodeBass’s head mistress, Vicky Ryder, invited my Xan Marcelles (currently tormenting folks as @crookedfang on Twitter) to produce a weekly radio show for her internet radio channel, so I’ve been learning the ropes on that. I took two trips to Arizona to visit Dorothy Shaw, which gave me the opportunity to visit an Old West-style town and Sedona. I also was visited by Synde Korman, from Seattle, whom I showed off a little bit of central Texas to. We drove out to the Hill Country and turned around just on the other side of Fredericksburg. A storm rolled in just as the sun set and had I not been driving, I would have taken snapshots of the dark horizon.

This month, I have Dorothy Shaw visiting me here in Austin. Next week is my birthday and while birthdays  get more blah as I get older, I’ve got a nice gathering of local friends as we toast in my next year of life together.

Music has become much more important in my life and although I’m yet to play anything beyond a few popular bass and guitar tabs, I’m looking to find new ways to get close to what I love.

And to close for what will probably be my last post for 2012, I want to thank everyone for their friendship and support as I’ve stumbled through my first year in publishing. It seems like only yesterday that I posted Lyrical had accepted Crooked Fang. Now I have the book in all electronic formats and in print sitting here on my desk (yes, I finally kept a copy). Keep sending me feedback and posting reviews for that debut because it’ll help make the next book just as much fun.

A toast to 2013: May our fondest dreams come true.