December 31, 2009

I don’t even know where to start with a decade in review.  In 2000 I was living with three housemates and finishing grad school.  I’m now self-employed and living in my own condo.  In 2000 I had a beautiful quirky horse.  Now I have a beautiful quirky dog.  In 2000 I had seen exactly 2 short stories published.  Now, I’m approaching 50 short story appearances and 7 novels out.  SEVEN NOVELS.  Holy cow.

Of course, 10 years is a long time — a significant percentage of any average person’s lifespan — and lots of things always happen across the span of a decade.  Take the previous decade — 1990 to 1999 — when I went from being a junior in high school to being in grad school and supporting myself and all that jazz.

So, rather than be amazed I think it’s simply that decades are like that.  But I still boggle to think of what the next ten years will bring.

Have a safe and happy new year, everyone.

12 Responses to “decade”

  1. Jenn Says:

    “So, rather than be amazed I think it’s simply that decades are like that. But I still boggle to think of what the next ten years will bring.”

    Hopefully many good things. Have a happy New Year.

  2. bluedrew Says:

    Happy New Year.

  3. Happy New Year – yeah I’ve been thinking of doing that same retrospective – especially when I realised I have TEN years of blog posts to do it with. 🙂

  4. Pat Mathews Says:

    Happy New Year and Happy New Decade. I just finished Kitty’s House of Horrors and sent off a review to our SF clubzine. It began “Out talk show werewolf just gets better and better.” It’s you night to howl!

  5. Elena. Says:

    Happy New Year. All the best for you. … And many more novels and stories from you for us.

  6. spiderorchid Says:

    Happy New Year!

    Best wishes… ^_^

  7. jackie Says:

    Happy New Year and New Decade. Worry about the days and let the decades take care of themselves. Though it is fun to look back. I saw in 2000 fixing a computer glitch in the year end processing. And then watched the new year dawn over Lake Michigan with my oldest sister. A good start to a new year. This year I went to bed early and got up to have zoni with my partner and his mom. I think the not working was a big improvement.

  8. Joe the trucker Says:

    I just got my copy of HoH, haven’t cracked it yet. The B&N in Los Colinas (DFW) had it. They had 13 copies and they had all of them on the shelf with your other books in the sf scetion, they never have more than 1 or 2 in that section. I picked up a handful and moved them over to the new sf paperback section! Really looking forward to a pleasant evening.

  9. moishemoose Says:

    @Joe the trucker: Great idea to move some to the new SF section. I was there yesterday & wondered why there weren’t any in that area. But like you said, at least they had more out than usual. Maybe it’s cause folks like you & me keep getting or requesting them!!

    Now I’m re-reading HoH & am still in awe of it!! I had the pleasure of chatting with P.N. Elrod last night about her anthology coming out this summer with the Cormac story. She had GLOWING things to say about you, Carrie! How professional you are & she enjoyed working with you. I hope that means *more* opportunities for your short stories to be in future collections, too!!

    So far this new year is off to a pretty good start!

  10. Weasy Says:

    Just finished the new book this afternoon – good stuff, can’t wait for more – and thought I’d share a fun story:

    I bought the book in a B&N yesterday (they had about five copies in the new scifi section), wearing my “Lycanthropy Survivor’s Support Group” t-shirt. The guy at the counter read my shirt and asked “So is tonight going to be a problem for you?” Heh.

    Decades are pretty sneaky; I went from high school to almost finished with grad school myself. Happy New Year!

  11. Vickie B Says:

    Happy New Year!! What a superb decade for you. Congratulations!

  12. Mom Says:

    I am still in awe! I am so proud of you!

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