Happy New Year or something like that

December 28, 2021

I decided to not wait for the new year and am trying to be a little bit productive this week. Build up some momentum, right? I haven’t felt like myself for a few weeks now — traveling through the fall, Worldcon, then worries about omicron dropping on everything like a ton of bricks. Much of the socializing that normally happens this time of year hasn’t happened and it’s made me sad.

So, work it is. This month I sold a short story, submitted another one, am wrapping up a draft of a thing that’s kind of an experiment and I have no idea how it’s going to turn out, and lined up the next couple of projects after that. Sometimes the hardest part of this gig is figuring out what to work on next.

We still haven’t had any appreciable snowfall in my part of Colorado. My friend in Crested Butte sent pictures of the three feet of snow they got last week. I’m a little miffed. In all my years in Colorado I’ve never gone all the way through December without needing to shovel the drive at least once.

I did get a lifer bird on this week’s bird walk:  a canvasback. Three of them, actually. This was a bird I thought I’d checked off already, but it turns out I haven’t. That was a nice end-of-year birding bonus!

Mostly I think I need to spend this week wrapping my brain around the fact that this time next week will be 2022. Happy New Year, friends! Brace for impact…

3 Responses to “Happy New Year or something like that”

  1. ArcLight Says:

    It still doesn’t seem like it should be Christmastime yet, and we’re past it already. We’re going to be closing out the year with temps in the 70s. That’s just wrong…

  2. Michelle Garcia Says:

    Happy New Year!

    May we all find new stories and defeat Daleks🙃

    Blessings

  3. David Hack Says:

    Happy new year indeed, very much hoping that you and your home are safe and that the fires will end soon.

    Best to you and yours for the new year.


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