Today I am feeling sad.
Many, many tears.
The writer's life is full of disappointment. I knew this when I started down this road. But after five years of nothing but disappointment, and this latest one - which is a special kind of disappointment - I'm feeling a bit like giving up.
I'm not going to, of course. I'd go mad if I wasn't writing. I just feel like it today; just bone-weary and sad.
I can't even work through my sadness at training. I've injured my foot and I'm taking the rest of the week off to rest it.
I'll get over it.
Good news helps. And today, there were two announcements that made me happy. Technically there was one yesterday and one today, but I'm counting them as both today.
Firstly, awesome human being and great writer Geoff Gander announced that a story of his will be appearing in New Tales of the Old Ones, an anthology paying homage to the creatures of H.P. Lovecraft. Check out the book here.
The second piece of exciting news is from fabulous human and awesome writer Nicole Lavigne, I got to know Nicole a bit better after this year's Can-Con, and I can genuinely say she is a wonderful person and I'm so excited for her. 'What news?' you ask.
Well, her very first novel will be published December of 2018. It's been formally announced, and I think we should all kick up a huge fuss about it. This book is part of Ed Greenwood's new Folklore The Affliction world. It looks pretty amazing. You should all look it up here. And then follow Nicole on all her social media platforms.
So there is reason to celebrate, even if I'm feeling blue.
Now, I'm off to drown my sorrows in YouTube.