Well it’s now 2008.
2007 was a funny year. I got to travel to new places (Paris, Washington, Hong Kong, Hamburg). I got to be embarrassing in front of one of my favourite writers…several times. I spent the first year in my own house (kind of – I think technically I only own the door at the moment). And someone (Aphelion) actually published one of my stories (The House), even more brilliantly another agreed to publish one (The Mine) in a magazine people pay to read.
On the other hand it was quite trying as the house slowly revealed disaster after disaster.
2008? Well it’s shaping up pretty good so far:
The Mine will be published sometime this month in Jupiter SF (you can subscribe – I encourage you to do so – or you can purchase single issues from the website). Naturally I’ll let you know when it’s out.
In March I’ll be at the Orbital Eastercon along with many of the other Friday Flash Fictioneers for a Flash Fiction workshop. Whilst milling around the con I will no doubt embarrass myself again in front of another person called Neil.
In June(ish) I’m off to New Zealand to see some old friends I haven’t seen in an age although in reality it’s only been a little over a year. Oh and I’ll become an uncle for the first time, go team Beynon.
I’m certain, given I’m writing right now, that there’ll be plenty more fiction from me this year, hopefully more in print.
Beyond that it’s all adventure…and most likely, because it’s me, some slapstick.