Eugie Foster (eugie) wrote,
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Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday today. Went to work as usual, though. There's an irony in that. When I was a little girl, my birthday always fell during the Christmas holidays, so I never got a classroom party at school like all the other kids did.

I always felt cheated that classes were out on my birthday. Now, I feel cheated that I have to go to work on my birthday. Humph.

Got a lovely card and truly excellent CD compilation from britzkrieg. Thank you, britzkrieg!! My brother-in-law and his wife gave me a 2-year subscription to Realms of Fantasy, and my folks-in-law gave me a lovely necklace.

Going to open prezzies from Matthew later this evening.

My year in review (brought to you by the letter "F" and the number "1"):
- Fitness: Husband, skunk, and self are all reasonably decent. A few quirks and worries here and there, but generally A-OK. We could all stand to lose some weight, but then that's what New Year's resolutions are for.
- Finances: Acceptable. 'Nuff said.
- Friends: Made some new ones, hooked up with an old one (waves to gannet), and spent quality time with loved ones.
- Family: Acquired a new stepfather whom I quite like, and spent a cordial, even pleasant weekend with him and my mother.
- Fiction: Made 14 sales, including several to pro markets, and my first reprint sale. I was hoping for one more sale in December, but that seems terribly unlikely at this point. Got my first professional review in Locus and it was favorable. Sat on a writing panel at Dragon*Con with luminaries in the SF world, and interrupted and contradicted one of them (gleep). Ended the year with 35 works in circulation. Also 80K+ words in completed chapters/works written with uncounted thousands of words written on unfinished projects. Not bad progress for only three years of focused writing effort.
- Firsts:
- Weathered my first year as Daily Dragon co-director/editor without any fatalities or catastrophic mishaps.
- Coordinated the Ms. Fantasm pageant at Fantasm for the first time, which took some of the sadness out of passing on my crown. It went smoothly, and there's a lovely new Ms. Fantasm to bear the mantle.
- Took Hobkin to his first skunk show and made an excellent showing despite his not being on his best behavior.
- Frustrations: I didn't finish the novel. In fact my progress on it was downright disappointing. And I really need to lose some weight.

All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the year. So, Happy Birthday to Me. I'm older, not necessarily wiser, but I'm okay with me.
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