So begins a New Year and boy am I glad 2012 is over! It was a good year for me in terms of honing my craft, paying dues and really just working at being a better writer, a better human being. I was fortunate enough to come away with a fresh prospective and I feel more optimistic about the future than I previously did, so that’s a plus.
My personal motto for 2012 was: Preserver.
What’s my motto for 2013?
Expand forward, work harder and never give up.
A fine motto, if I may say so.
Anyways, I have many more dues to pay still and this time around I am actually looking forward to it! It is a validation thing, and each rejection slip I accumulate is a badge of god damn honor because when I look back at what I had accomplished this past year in terms of work (Paid or not), it is more than I ever did in 3 years combined! So I know I’m on the right track. I already have several projects slated for the rest of the year (short stories submissions, a new novel and a couple of novellas, yes!). I am also going to utilize YouTube more and more as the year progresses, reading free stories and the like so stay tuned for that. I will continue to review for Deadite Press and Darkfuse.com because with these two presses pumping out the best the horror genre has to offer, what have I got to lose?
As always, you can reach me here on my website and also through twitter @chuckrios and face book. Don’t forget the slaughterhouse forums and shock lines! Thank you all for the emails, comments and keep’em coming. I like making new friends.
Alright, that’s all for today. Short and to the point. Just the way I like my post.
Hello 2013, let’s dance.