Highlights of 2011
- Survived another year of relief teaching – not quite sure how many more I have in me.
- Met several authors who I admire in person at Supanova –Rowena Daniells, Marianne de Pierres, Kylie Chan, Trent Jamieson and Ian Irvine
- Met my new nephew, who will I am sure grow into a fantastic speculative fiction fan.
- Wrote 40,000+ words of my first novel
- Helped restore my house to its 1891 glory
- Conducted two recorded interviews for Galactic Chat with Kelley Armstrong and Ian Irvine
- Recovered from a blog hacking of my word press version of this blog
- Read 73 books and reviewed 60 of them.
- Achieved 25,000 hits for the blogging year.
- Guest posted for the ROR blog.
- Wrote a Feminism 101 blog in which I didn’t sound like an idiot
- Got linked to by Neil Gaiman
- Grew my subscribers & held my first giveaway
25,800 page views
Most popular post = A response to Dmetri Kakmi with 302 views
Most readers came from the United States, followed by Australia, then the UK
Tentative 2012 Goals
- Finish Draft 1 of The Axeman’s Daughter
- Have 2 short stories published
- Conduct more recorded interviews
- Go to Adelaide Writers Week
- Go to Supanova
- Continue to raise profile of Australian specfic authors (with focus on women)
- Read and interview some South East Asian specfic authors