POINT OF VIEW: A New Start

Scott 2018

Welcome to 2018!

2017 was a mixture of highs and lows for me and for us:

–In January, the worst President of my lifetime entered the White House after the best one left
–Mark and I also launched QueeRomance Ink
–In February, my first novel “Skythane” came out, to great reviews
–In March, I got to hang out with some of my best friends at the Dreamspinner Retreat in Orlando
–Over the summer and into the fall, our health care was threatened numerous times
–In September, we launched Other Worlds Ink, our author support company, starting with book tours
–In October, my second novel, “The Stark Divide,” came out to similarly good reviews
–We also got to see a bunch of friends at GRL Denver
–In December “Skythane” won three Rainbow Awards
–And the GOP congress passed a regressive tax bill that will raise the deficit and my health care payments

We also had a number of challenges throughout the year in the job front.

Nevertheless, I go into 2018 re-energized. For one, it’s an election year, and I can see a blue wave rising on the horizon.

For another, I finished and sold book two for each of my trilogies with Dreamspinner – “The Rising Tide” and “Lander” – and I am into book three of the Oberon Cycle already.

And we have a plan for the business, working with someone I trust completely. It might still fail, but even if it does, we will pick ourselves up and move on.

2018 will also be the year I get into self publication, with “River City” and likely with the fourth Queer Sci Fi flash fiction book as well. 🙂

It’s been a rough year, sure. But 2017 is now behind us, and 2018 beckons.

What are your plans for the new year?

–Scott