Sunday, 20 December 2009

I am Mostly Wonderful


May wonderful things have happened to me in 2009.

1. The acceptance and publication of The Sour Aftertaste of Olive Lemon by Bucket 'O' Guts press.

2. The Scratch of an Old Record being chosen as best story (and receiving pro pay) in Necrotic Tissue.

3. Fantasy Magazine publishing Trench Foot.

4. Receiving the signature sheets for issue 20/21 of Postscripts.

5. A publisher giving me the opportunity to rewrite Theatre and send it back out for their consideration Oh, I am so tempting fate with this one. Yikes.

6. Shock Totem, who I had vowed to stalk in 2010, accepting Pretty Little Ghouls in 2009. Ooh, who can I threaten to stalk next?

Thankfully, many crap things have happened too... We shall not list those, but remember a healthy dose of rejections keeps bowler hats, stetsons and tiaras in place. Though Rudolf is happy my head will fit down the chimney, he's certain my ass won't.

25 comments:

TJ said...

Sounds like it has been a good year!

markdeniz said...

Re: 5

Mwhahahahaha...ahem...

Good year Cate, keep it up!

Jeremy D Brooks said...

That's an awesome year...here's to an even better '10!

Cate Gardner said...

TJ, it has.

Mark, you scare me. :D

Jeremy, amen.

K.C. Shaw said...

That's not bragging, it's counting your blessings. Totally a different animal. :)

Great year! May 2010 be even better!

Alan W. Davidson said...

What a great list of successes, Cate. I'm sure it's a launching board to an even better 2010!

We won't talk of large asses...though the guy in red getting measured up looks a bit like me.

Danette Haworth said...

Hah! Funny pic! Congratulations on all your successes and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Steven Pirie said...

You made your Shock Totem aim?

Congratulations... all's well with the world!

Danielle Ferries said...

A fantastic year!

Aaron Polson said...

A splendid year for anyone, Cate. Bravo!

Laura Eno said...

Many awesome things for you this year! Love the cartoon. :)

L.R. Bonehill said...

That’s a fantastic year, Cate – hope 2010 is even better.

Congrats on the Shock Totem sale – that truly is awesome.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, guys.

Jamie Eyberg said...

What a year, and you still have ten days left to make it even better.

Cate Gardner said...

Well my list for Santa is rather long. :D

Matt said...

Certainly sounds like a year in the win column to me!

Cate Gardner said...

It is indeed, Matt. 2010 is going to have to kick some serious ass to beat it.

katey said...

My ass isn't fitting much of anywhere-- but my head is another story!

Yay for 09. An even better one is coming up, I'm sure.

Demon Hunter said...

Congratulations on such a lucrative year, Cate. ;-D May you have an even better year next year! ;-D

Natalie L. Sin said...

Don't worry Santa, I appreciate a man with junk in the trunk! ; )

Andrea said...

Awesome year. Keep up the good work!

Kim Kasch said...

Here's wishing you another year filled with fullness :)

Cate Gardner said...

Katey, in proportion to my ass, my head looks remarkably tiny. :(

Thanks, Tythia.

Natalie, LOL!

Thanks, Andrea.

Thanks, Kim.

jonathan pinnock said...

Great stuff! Congrats on an excellent 2009 and wishing you an even more excellent 2010!

Rich said...

Great year Cate!

Here's to an even better 2010!

Cheers