I hope that you all had a great and festive holiday season. I was fortunate to be able to take a few days and just unwind my brain. I realized that I had not taken a single day off since just after the July 4th holiday. Between writing and editing, I have been nose to the grindstone.
Well, vacation is over. My three top priorities are to get the new DEAD edited and out at the end of the month, edit Heath Stallcup's new Monster Squad novel (if you have not read them, I highly recommend this series...it is a blast!), and do final edits on an upcoming anthology that will have all proceeds going to The V Foundation (for cancer research) in a quarterly check in the name of all who contributed.
This is where my "calling out" will be, and I promise to keep it brief. I did have one friend who had some very personal and tragic events occur that made participation in this event impossible, but she actually took the time in all the chaos to let me know she just would not be able to send in a story. However, there were about a half dozen contributors who just vanished. No reply to follow up emails...basically...no common courtesy. I don't really care if you can't make it, the project will still be wonderful, but to lack common courtesy...well, like my grandfather always said, "BE careful about the asses you kick on the way up...you'll be kissing them on the way down."
Anyway, back to work...have a great day!