2013 : Don’t Let The Door Hit You Where The Good Lord Split You
As you can most likely ascertain from the title of this post, 2013 was not my favorite year. In a word, it was a disaster. And so I bid it a not-so-fond farewell, not with a top 10 list or bullet points of resolutions. I have only one resolution for 2014 : to never live through 2013 again. Now there’s one that can’t help but come to fruition.
2014 will be better. The people that have passed from our lives can’t do it a second time. Family members that have been seriously ill are on the mend. I have several books coming out that will keep me exceedingly busy and happy that I’m still living a dream that floated into my fevered brain decades ago.
I have my Narragansett beer, Patron tequila and Nat Sherman cigars waiting to help me usher in the new year.
So, what am I looking forward to?
In April, my novella, The Waiting, a ghost story based on actual events, is sure to make you rethink life and death and the unknown places in between.
Over the summer, my very first western horror, Hell Hole, will take you to a deserted, haunted mining town in Wyoming at the turn of the 20th Century. From aging cowboys to Teddy Roosevelt, wild men to black-eyed kids, hell on earth has never been so much…well, fun!
I have another major book announcement to make, but that will come very soon in the new year.
Through all of the tumult, writing and entertaining you, the reader, has been the one thing that’s kept me sane. Despite everything, I managed to write 3 full length novels in 2013, along with my first short story collection, Asylum Scrawls, which is doing exceedingly well despite my typical writer’s neuroses that nothing is ever good enough. I can tell you from experience that writing is better (and cheaper) than therapy.
At the Monster Men podcast dungeon, we’re going to branch into remote interviews with writers, directors, paranormal groups and anyone that tickles our monster bone. In fact, our test run, an interview with Anthony Ventarola (you remember the guy who went with us to the haunted Union Cemtery?) about this season’s The Walking Dead, can be seen right here. Lots more to come.
My wife and I plan to renew our vows, 22 years after the first go around with a priest who was three sheets to the wind and a DJ who drank himself unconscious before the reception ended. Good times.
Basically, 2014 will be a re-start, a shedding of the skin, even though I hate snakes more than Indiana Jones.
And what better way to move on while still looking back than with a great HuffPost article about the year in Bigfoot. Things will be squatcherific, for sure.
I’ll drink to this tonight, Hunter. Wishing you the best for 2014.
Thank you, sir! I’ll send a shot of tequila through the internet highways and byways to you.
If you keep cranking out the books, I’ll keep reading them! Here’s to a fantastic 2014 to you! 🙂
Hunter, you are a machine – here’s to a fabulously successful and enjoyable 2014! Happy New year to you and the ladies!! 🙂
Thanks Nina. May we both emerge from 2014 wealthier and wiser!
Have a great 2014, my talented friend. You deserve one!
You too, Blaze. Damned for life.
Damned for life is a good thing! Sometimes I think I’m super Damned.
I share your sentiments about 2013. (And, now that I think about it, 2012 was no great shakes for our family either. In fact … nope not going there.)
Here’s to 2014 being a GREAT year. A lot of us deserve a good one.
Any particular reason why the 22nd year is the year to re-up? Ogre and I have been talking about doing it at 25. (Seems like our marriages are of an age, though that’s not a big surprise.)
You too! We’re re-upping the marriage contract as a way to say goodbye to 2 years of near deadly illness and start fresh. No sense waiting. 🙂
I so hope that your wife stays on the mend. You have been through so much this year and yet always had a positive attitude, written like fiend and held your day job, and been there for your daughers AND your friends, like me! You’re a fabulous guy and you and your family deserve the world this year!
P>S> SOOOOO excited for Hell Hole because I loved it and know others will. So excited for the other works you have coming out too. It’s going to be awesome!