Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year

Hello and Happy New Year. I'm back! Back to blogging, writing and indeed back in the country after way too long. Three weeks is a long time to be gone from your home especially when you don't speak the language and you have a 3-year-old in tow and have just been handed a 2-year-old to care for who doesn't know you from a hole in the ground and frankly doesn't trust you to take care of her. She's gotten more used to the idea but I'm still struggling with her refusal to let me love her. It only takes time though. She'll realize I'm a good Dad someday.
But, this is my writing blog. Not a whole heck of a lot happened in all that down time. Another flash piece I did a while ago finally got published at Powder Burn Flash and our super fun interview at Hardboiled Wonderland went up so check that out.
We came out late in the year and since we are on a teeny tiny publisher we didn't make it to any real reviewers but we've gotten our first couple of Amazon reviews. More would be nice. We are officially entered in two award competitions so wish us luck.
One really cool thing is that we made an end of the year "best of" list. Cormac Brown, a great short story writer, gave us the nod on his blog and we are honored.
Now it is back to work. After so long away from a keyboard I am bursting with ideas but also a long list of stuff to do including at the top – commence the 2nd draft of the new novel. After that, finish the outline on the sequel to One Too Many Blows and in between, more shorts! So much to do and with two little ones running around now it is hard to find the time. I'll do my best. At least it's quiet here in the ol' detached garage office.


Sheila Deeth said...

Happy New Year. And good luck with the sequel.

Who Is Tim Burton? said...

Hi! Eric Beetner,
Here wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!...
...and congratulation! on the adoption of your second child.

I'am glad all went well!
(No *worries* as time passes...she will soon fit in with your family daily routine too!)

By the way, I received your books.(and they should be on the way to the winners (readers)...shortly!
Once again,
DeeDee ;-D

pattinase (abbott) said...

Hope your new year is as wonderful as a new child.