This has been a particularly tough year that I think I’ll, justifiably, call a failure on the writing front. I’ve made a lot of deadlines that have passed, had a lot of plans for work that hasn’t got done, and in that since I haven’t delievered.

However, I haven’t given up on the work. Book three is coming out, even if it’s still a work in the final stages of progress. I have the bones of the horror anthology (and some of the stories) laid down. And I’ve got another idea that I am really taken with I will be pursuing, which I will leave unexplained for now.

But at the same time this year has been a success. I want to share with everyone this success, which might seem silly to some, that I am really proud of:

This is Portland Phoenix FC, my soccer team in the Southern Maine United Soccer League. It has been one of the most thrilling and enjoyable experiences of my life to be playing with this crew. The diversity of the people that play soccer in the SMUSL and the chance for me to learn and grow by being part of a team with these men is something I am going to treasure forever.

If you can’t see it clearly, the cover image for The Steed is our team’s crest. I was honored the team chose it to represent us, and so I think that can count as a win this year.

More pictures and updates to come.


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