Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 in Review

I've compiled a list of my publications, podcasts, and major activities in 2012. It's like the Internet's very own Folly cheat sheet.

January
  • "The Hero Garden" published at InfectiveInk.com (Superhero Fantasy, 2,000 words)
  • Snowed a lot
February
  • Went to the SFWA reading featuring David Levine, Nancy Kress, and J.A. Pitts
  • Attended Potlatch and the Potlatch Writers' Workshop with David Levine
  • My photoblog was hacked and I fixed it
  • Roasted my first turkey
  • Took a novel revision class at Bellevue College
March
April
May
June
  • Saw the King Tut exhibit at Pacific Science Center
  • Attended Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, WA
  • Attended class at Hugo House with Connie Willis and James Patrick Kelly
  • Sister-in-law visited with her two kids
  • Went to Cat Rambo and K.C. Ball's readings at the UW Bookstore
  • Went to Clarion West readings with Mary Rosenblum and Stephen Graham Jones
  • Went to Luna Lindsey's reading at the Wayward
  • "Taking the Wind" included in a list of 130+ favorite stories
  • My podcast for Jennifer R. Fierro's "Flowers for Clockwork Street" nominated for a Parsec award

  • PODCAST: "Navel Gazing" by Ao-Hui Lin for Every Day Fiction. Posted June 4, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "Fuchsia" by Stephen V. Ramey for Every Day Fiction. ( 4 min 20 s | 2.97 MB ) Posted June 11, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "Blood and Water" by Lydia S Gray for Every Day Fiction. ( 6 min 43 s | 4.62 MB ) Posted June 18, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "A Message" by Amanda J. Capper for Every Day Fiction. ( 5 min 31 s | 3.78 MB ) Posted June 25, 2012.
July
  • "The Pragmatic Groom" published at Short, Fast, and Deadly. Expand the issue and select pages 14-15 to read the story.
  • My parents visited and built a fence. Also took a day trip to Mt. Rainier
  • Participated in the Shock Totem Flash Contest for July
  • Interviewed by Dale Ivan Smith at his blog
  • Went to Clarion West readings: George R.R. Martin, Connie Willis, Kelly Link and Gavin Grant, and Chuck Palahniuk
  • Attended ArmadilloCon and Writers' Workshop in Austin -- my roommate was Cat Rambo
  • Took a Greyhound bus to visit Fort Worth for a week

  • PODCAST: "Collateral Damage" by J. Chris Lawrence for Every Day Fiction. ( 7 min 37 s | 5.34 MB ) Posted July 2, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "Manna from Heaven" by Paul A. Freeman for Every Day Fiction. ( 7 min 50 s | 5.48 MB ) Posted July 16, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "Why Do They Lie to Me?" by Rohini Gupta for Every Day Fiction. ( 6 min 47 s | 4.77 MB ) Posted July 30, 2012.
August
  • Attended Chicon in Chicago and ate my first deep dish pizzas at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria and Gino's East
  • Three fictional mad scientist-themed ads published in the Spring 2012 Mad Scientist Journal
  • Transformed our backyard with new plants and a small greenhouse kit
  • Went on a Ghost Tour of Pioneer Square with Eliza Hirsch

  • PODCAST: "When the Dead Decide to Disco" by Folly Blaine (That's Me!) for Every Day Fiction. (5 min 36 s | 3.96 MB ) Posted August 6, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "The Most Epicly Awesomest Story! Ever!! " by Randy Henderson for Every Day Fiction. ( 3 min 57 s | 2.82 MB ) Posted August 27, 2012.
September
  • Attended a Writers' Retreat with members of my Thursday night writing group at a big house on a lake -- Nate Crowder, Jeremy Zimmerman, Dawn Vogel, Amos Buchanan, and Torrey Podmajersky
  • Attended KillerCon with Eliza Hirsch at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas
  • Won third place in the Creative Fiction contest at KillerCon with 200 words or less using: mongoose, forgiveness, plagiarism, zither, and butterknife. Judged by Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl), Jack Ketchum, Don D'Auria, and Roy Robbins
  • "Last of the Soul Eaters" published in the anthology edited by Kasey Lansdale: Fresh Blood, Old Bones

  • PODCAST: "Pest Control" by Beth Cato for Every Day Fiction. ( 7 min 06 s | 4.99 MB ) Posted September 3, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "Ugly" by Meera Jhala for Every Day Fiction. ( 5 min 39 s | 3.99 MB ) Posted September 10, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "Zeppelin Follies" by Cat Rambo for her new collection of science fiction stories: Near + Far. ( 34 min 23 s | 23.61 MB ) Posted September 12, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "The Spinners" by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks for Every Day Fiction. ( 6 min 46 s | 4.75 MB ) Posted September 17, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "Strikethrough" by Matt Daly for Every Day Fiction. ( 7 min 22 s | 5.17 MB ) Posted September 24, 2012.
October
  • Went to the following readings/talks in October: Nancy Pearl interview with Jasper Fforde; SFWA reading with Jennifer Brozek, Seanan McGuire, and Phil Foglio; Tina Connolly; Mark Z. Danielewski; Cory Doctorow; Curse of the Pharoahs at Town Hall
  • Visited family in Portland at a dog show
  • "The Man at the End of the Chain" accepted into Jennifer Brozek's "The Beast Within 4: Gears and Growls"
  • Got house appraised
  • Had the trees trimmed

  • PODCAST: "Glass Ceiling" by Laura Crowe for Every Day Fiction. ( 6 min 28 s | 4.55 MB ) Posted October 1, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "A Gift from Over the Sea" by Jeff Chapman for Every Day Fiction. ( 6 min 33 s | 4.6 MB ) Posted October 15, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "Serenity or Sails" by Dale Ivan Smith for Every Day Fiction. ( 6 min 41 s | 4.7 MB ) Posted October 22, 2012.
November
  • Attended World Fantasy Convention in Toronto -- roomed with Andrew Williams
  • Attended Story Masters workshop taught by Donald Maass, James Scott Bell, and Christopher Vogler
  • Heard Simon Winchester's talk on his new book, Skulls
  • Got car fixed
  • "The Hero Garden" won the 2012 Hawthorne Citation in the Short-Short category.
December
  • Finished the process of refinancing our house
  • "How I Learned to Love My Clones" published at Mad Scientist Journal
  • Spent 17 days in Spain and Portugal: Salou, Tarragona, Barcelona, and Funchal

  • PODCAST: "The It Girl" by Richard J. Dowling for Every Day Fiction. ( 6 min 34 s | 4.62 MB ) Posted December 10, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "From Here to the Sargasso" by Andrew S. Williams for Every Day Fiction. ( 6 min 36 s | 4.64 MB ) Posted December 17, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "Making Merry" by Richard Lamb for Every Day Fiction. ( 3 min 10 s | 2.28 MB ) Posted December 24, 2012.
  • PODCAST: "Seeking the Great Raymundo" by Jamie Lackey for Beneath Ceaseless Skies. ( 26 min 34 s | 18.2 MB ) Posted December 27, 2012.

4 comments:

jmiriah said...

Wow! You had a fantastic year. Plus, I like that here we have handy links to all of your 2012 stuff. May 2013 bring you even more success!

Folly Blaine said...

Thanks, Miriah! I enjoyed reading your 2012 post as well. I hope 2013 brings you lots of wonderful experiences and happy things.

Nicole F. said...

Congrats! That's an impressive list of accomplishments.

Folly Blaine said...

Thanks, Nicole!