Holy crap what happened to 2013! There I was working hard to complete the rough draft of Buried in Angst and BAM my creative energies are suddenly focused on cheap, er, thoughtful Christmas presents. (Someone tell my why it’s a faux pas to give pictures of yourself every year? I even sign them, and my parents just roll their eyes.)

2013 has been an amazing year! I completed and released Buried in Angst, and some people don’t hate it! Cristi became my official spokesmodel and totally rocked it! We went to 3 times as many conventions as did in 2012. Angst made it into the Amazon top 100 Fantasy Books for a weekend. Yeah, a few things got accomplished and I feel pretty good about the year…but let’s do it again, this time with feeling!

2014 has all the signs of bigger, better, more! I’m deep, deep into Drowning in Angst (more than 5 pages, I promise) and am confident it will be done and released in 2014. The main story is mostly written, but I’m taking my time to mold the various plotlines so they remain big without weighing themselves down. Most important, I’m having a lot of fun with the story and I hope you will too!

Cristi has agreed to hang with me for another year as we revisit some of the cons we went to last year and branch out to new ones. Our schedule starts at Visioncon in Branson, MO the weekend of February 28th! I should also have a new costume ready for her as long as she, and my lovely, thoughtful, and forgiving wife approve.

And to start 2014 off right, I’ll be announcing a new contest in several weeks. If you participated in my last contest, you know I make it easy to win something – so check back here, or sign up for my newsletter for the announcement.

Thanks to everyone for a fantastic year, and I hope you have an angst free holiday season!

(Oh, and regarding the ‘Wrecking Ball’ title, I was going to follow up my I Don’t Hate Twilight post with a Why I Don’t Hate Miley Cyrus post, but my wife said no.)