New year, new girl, I don’t do resolutions

Sunny day out there today, after a week or so of gloom. Frost on the ground. Grass still green. It’s the end of 2015, and to be honest, I’m glad it’s over. It was sort of a shit year. Of course, things can always get worse.

I have two short stories and one novel coming out in 2016. The X-FILES: TRUST NO ONE in March, featuring my story, “Heart“; SCARY OUT THERE in spring or summer, featuring my story, “Chlorine-damaged Hair and Other Pool Hazards” and THREE DARK CROWNS, in the fall. Late September, perhaps. My brother and best friend are visiting Seattle for the first time in early spring, and my parents in the summer. We will be very touristy. I will take them for good sushi. Except for my brother, who is allergic to fish. If I took him for good sushi, he would get green spots and then die.

I have one book to write: Three Dark Crowns 2, and I suppose, I ought to start thinking about what’s next. What’s next and what’s new. The perennial questions.

We got Obi-Dog a sister for Xmas. She’s a rescue from a shelter in Texas. She is sweet, and has a gruff little bark. She takes no shit. Her name is Agent Scully, and here she is, for your viewing pleasure:

Agent Scully

Tyrion Cattister approves. She is smallish, and very gentle with him. He’s only had to smack her in the face like, four times.

Saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so I don’t have to feel like the only person on the planet who hasn’t. I enjoyed it, but I’ve watched too many blockbusters lately. Leaves me craving something quiet, and thoughtful, and talky. Or something ominous, with a sinister score.

Aaand, Agent Scully just licked water out of my glass. Time to get back to line/copy edits. I’m sort of worried I’m going to make all kinds of mistakes when I transfer the line edits into the copyedited file. So if you read Three Dark Crowns next year, and it’s all messed up, like sentences breaking apart and continuing on the next page, or the phrase “O-Doyle Rules!” just inserted in there randomly, hey, I’m sorry. I’m just not that organized.

4 thoughts on “New year, new girl, I don’t do resolutions

  1. Carina Olsen says:

    Happy New Year Kendare. <3 Hugs. I'm so sorry 2015 wasn't very good for you 🙁 Huuugs. I hope this new year will only be good. <3 Fingers crossed. And yaaaay for new books by you 😀 I cannot wait to read it. So excited 😀 And ahh. I didn't know about those short stories. I think I must have to buy those books too now, hah. Can't wait to read your stories in them 🙂 Hugs. And YAY for new dog 😀 So cute.

    1. Kendare Blake says:

      Aww, thanks, Carina! You’re the sweetest. Say hello to that gorgeous kitty girl for me.

  2. Greg Latiolais says:

    Hey Kendare

    For a quiet movie, try Brooklyn. My wife and I saw it recently and I went into it with the typical for males chick flick wall telling me I wouldn’t like it. Turns out it was so well written and such good storytelling that it pulled me in. I think Crimson Peak is next on our list to watch. Happy 2016!

    1. Kendare Blake says:

      Thanks for the recommendation, Greg! That one does look good. I hope you enjoy Crimson Peak. I loved it. So pretty, so gothic. So twisted.

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