What a Year – Nov 2022 Update

It has been an exceptional year and I know a great many others have felt the same. All our lives caught up on us all at the same time.

So here is a quick list of everything I’ve done

  • Met my partner, a wonderful woman who supports my writing and helps me become my best self
  • Quit my job, waited four months for my next job
  • Was accepted and attended the 2022 Snorri Program, which means I lived in Iceland for a month
  • Learned some Icelandic fundamentals
  • Started a new job, TWICE and am at the best place I’ve ever been at. A more-fine dining kitchen where I learn every day and have had to adapt to working nights regularly
  • Written less than I hoped, read even less than I hoped. I am still trying and editing the next short story collection!
  • Returned to Viking Reenactment and learned tons of new crafts
  • Got COVID-19
  • Moved in with my partner/Moved out of my parent’s place
Me at Eiríksstaðir, Iceland, fighting with another viking reenactor. Probably the single greatest photo of myself by Veldhuis Photography

I think given all this, I can cut myself some slack for not being my most diligent writer-self.

What’s next for the last two months?

Driver lessons and Test. The herculean struggle of my young adult life

FANQUEST 2022! I am tabling at my first convention and I am equal parts excited and terrified. If anyone is in Winnipeg on the weekend of November 12th and 13th, please come and visit!

Trying to sell creative work is hard because it is always a reflection of so many intimate realities about one’s self. This is especially true for Bloodied and Black as Night which are true reflections of myself during deep depression.

The Veiled Sagas have always been with me and its always been my bad habit to explain them poorly. So I hope I can finally nail what they are about…

The Veiled Sagas are overall “American Gods X Mad Max” our myths and fantasies stuck with the leavings and missing pieces of our world. The stories about that world however, are more akin to Stephen King, The Witcher and Conan the Barbarian.

If that sounds interesting to you, then check THIS out.

So yeah, that’s my

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