This year my focus was entirely on my novel, and it paid off. Twilight of the World Sea People is finished, and the marketing packet will go out in the very near future. I still have edits to finish on Chapters 4-17, but I expect to finish them in good time.
However, I did manage to publish a poem this year and garner a Rhysling nomination:
"When I arrived, this is what She said." Goblin Fruit. October 2011.
"A Path Without Bones." Eternal Haunted Summer. March 2010.
That said, a Merry Yuletide to you all! Sean and I are wrapping up gift shopping and business over the next few days, and we'll be cooking and celebrating during the weekend. Then on Boxing Day we're off to Cape Breton with our cat Winter for a five-day retreat at a log cabin in country with minimal wifi access. Weather permitting, we'll be driving up the Cabot Trail with stops at the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts, the Highland Village Museum and outside Gampo Abbey. The Gaelic College and Highland Village Museum will almost certainly either be closed or open for gift shopping only, and Gampo Abbey is closed to visitors altogether this winter. But there is a kind of quiet joy in seeing these places while they're sleeping; we'll know them better for it when we visit while they're awake. I'll post pictures and highlights of the holiday when I return.