Have a Horrible New Year

If I could say anything about 2015, I really hope I get more of the same in 2016.

tftc_new_years_promo03_0To me 2015 was a fairly modest year as far as my writing endeavours go (check out my bibliography), but I’m certainly not going to scoff at it.

The way I see it, ANY publishing success, regardless of level of publication or payment, is a win, so the handful of short stories I had published this year, may be small, but they will be what keeps me going next year and beyond.

I’m not as prolific a writer as I’d like to be, but this year I managed to complete a novel and I’m very happy with how it turned out. I may still be trying to find a publisher for it, but I got it done, and that’s half the battle.

My art (see my art website) seems to have taken the lead and I’ve probably produced more illustrations than words, but that’s cool too. It’s yin and yang as far as I’m concerned.

As the year draws to a close, and I approach my 40th year on this rock, I hope that this slow burn continues. I hope I keep writing and drawing and getting published. January will be off to a solid start with the publication of my novella, The Eschatologist. I hope you consider giving it a read.

I hope too that my writing friends and associates across the globe continue to kick goals as well and that we keep connecting in every way possible.

Here’s to 2015, but let’s bring on 2016 with a bang.

Happy New Year.

About darkscrybe

Two-time international Bram Stoker Award-nominee®*, Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist based in Queensland, Australia. Greg is the author of several novels, novellas and short stories, including his award-nominated debut novel, Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum) and collections, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares (Specul8 Publishing) and This Sublime Darkness and Other Dark Stories (Things in the Well Publications). He is also a horror artist and his first graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, (McFarland & Company) written by authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, won the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category at the Bram Stoker Awards® in 2013. He is also the current President of the Australasian Horror Writers Association. Greg lives in Rockhampton with his wife and their two daughters. * Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Hollow House (2016) and Superior Achievement in Short Fiction, for “The Book of Last Words” (2019)
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2 Responses to Have a Horrible New Year

  1. Greg, I think you’ve done very well in 2015 with the publication of short stories and art – including in two particularly awesome anthologies 😉 On top of that, you finished your novel manuscript, which is no mean feat, and you set up Australia’s best Halloween display. It’s sometimes difficult for an author to know what his reach is like or how he is being perceived, but, from my point of view, I’ve noticed an increase in people talking about you and showing an interest in your work. Getting people to actually buy books is more difficult, but I’ve noticed with Black Beacon Books that it is indeed a case of slow burn, and each year consolidates our reputation and standing as artists. All the best with the launch of The Eschatologist in January and I wish you a happy and inspired 2016!

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