Friday 17 December 2010

Ten Reasons Why 2010 Didn't Suck

There's a meme doing the rounds on Live Journal, I discovered it on MG Ellington's blog and thought I'd steal a part of it.

Here's the proper meme...

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession

...for those who intend to answer all the questions. I plan on answering five.

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.

Aaron Polson, thank you for Strange Men. Wait, that sounds wrong. Aaron, thank you for offering to publish a collection of my short fiction and making my dream of having a book with my name on it come true. Thank you for your stories. Most of all, thank you for being a friend. Oh, and for sending me cash--not enough people do that.

Katey Taylor, thank you for trusting me to beta read your book. Are you mad? Wait, of course you are. Congratulations on snagging an editing job over at Morrigan Books and boy, the artwork you've commissioned for The Red Penny Papers is beyond awesome. Paperback versions please.

Simon Marshall Jones, thank you for providing the first review of Strange Men and for allowing me to join the hallowed halls of Spectral Press and thus stand among some mighty writers. Thanks also to Joshua Reynolds, E. Catherine Tobler, Simon Bestwick, and Velvet Van Bueren for reviewing my book, and to the reviewers of reviews forthcoming. Eek! Seriously, I'm expecting a WTH is this from a forthcoming one. Gulp!

Note to meme: Am I supposed to be thanking everyone?

Thanks to Eric Reynolds of Hadley Rille for offering to publish Theatre of Curious Acts, and for Rob Darnell for shoving me to the top of his to read pile and recommending it to Eric. Snoopy dance.

Erm, still the word thank you is out there. Let's abuse someone and who better than Mike Stone. Hehehe. Mike, Cadbury's chocolate is made in a paint factory ;) *Runs away*. Oh, and that thing you asked me to do. You're mad, I swear, mad…But I'm working on it. Ah, I guess I have to add a thanks, so thank you for all your advice re Theatre.

How many people is that…? Six official, I guess and ten if we count the review thank you's. I'm such a cheat.

Oh hey, one more… Thanks to Nate Lambert for taking time out of his busy schedule to write an introduction for my book. I caught him just before he hit the stratosphere.

And to everyone else, have an awesome 2011. Oops, does that mean I've just not wished that to the above. You know I wish that, of course I do.


Amos Keppler said...

On a personal level 2010 was great. But looking at the world at large it went from bad to worse.

Michael Stone said...

A paint factory, eh? Well you know the lorries that deliver the chemicals to the factory, the ones that run on diesel, which leaves a slurry in the lorries' exhaust pipes...? That's where Galaxy comes from. Harumph!

Aaron Polson said...

Cate - 2010 was wonderful year. Thanks for giving me a reason to send you $$$.

Cate Gardner said...

It did indeed, Amos.

You're looking to get a Toblerone shoved where the sun don't shine, Stone.

Don't ever think you need a reason to send me money, Aaron. Feel free anytime.

Michael Stone said...

Where the sun don't shine...? You mean Liverpool?

But gah, you mentioned Toblerone and now I have a hankering for one of those dark chocolate ones. I'll never lose any weight at this rate.

Katey said...

Cate, I am perfectly mad (as you will see when you try to read that travesty of a novel), but begging for your help is the sanest thing I've done in a long time!

Paperback versions please.
Something coming up in re that! <3

Cate Gardner said...

Ooh, looks like exciting news there, Katey. My finger is hovering over the paypal button. :D