A new year has begun. Thank Jeebus.
I look at 2015 as a mixed bag. On the plus side, I sold an autobiographical essay to Flame Tree Press for its book Science Fiction Movie Posters by David Golder. I also finished fiction, though...
...on the minus side, my new fiction did not sell, and I have yet to find homes for two pieces. I don't even want to go into a few of the personal upheavals that occurred as the year drew to a close.
I don't have many resolutions for 2016, except some of the usual: write more (I will work on my film column for SF Signal this weekend, which will include a list of what I considered the year's best genre fare, and will begin plotting and writing stories I've been meaning to get to), read more (I met my reading challenge on Goodreads, a task I hope to repeat this year), and try to be a bit better about completing what set out to do.
Wishing you all a very good year.
Derek Austin Johnson has lived most of his life in the Lone Star State. His work has appeared in The Horror Zine, Rayguns Over Texas!, Horror U.S.A.: Texas, Campfire Macabre, The Dread Machine, and Generation X-ed.
He lives in Central Texas.