Wait, it’s all over? Already? What happened to 2022?
It’s been a strange year. I feel like it started off so slow, with me not really knowing what I wanted or where I was going with it all, and now, twelve months later, so much has changed.
I spent 2019-2021 living in an Arctic peninsula and though I had settled in back home at the start of the year, it didn’t take me long before I ended up going back. I spent four months there last summer, worked at an awesome job, ran an ice cold marathon, and simply had an incredible adventure.
Though I try to keep writing a little bit all the time, it wasn’t until after the summer that I really kicked my creative endeavours into high gear. My latest novel, the psychological thriller At The Gate was published in September, and I published a short story with Dark Recesses Press. Right before Christmas I also sold a short story to an anthology that will see the light of day in the first half of 2023 and I couldn’t be more thankful. This year I’m looking forward to publishing the next book in The Columbus Archives, and I’ve written for a fiction podcast that I can’t wait to share with you all.
But it’s not just my writing that’s progressed—I’ve also spent a lot of time developing my music, playing a few gigs last year and getting ready to record some of my own music with a couple of my best friends. I’ve also joined a heavy metal band as a rhythm guitarist and 2023 is going to be very exciting—there’s already a handful of gigs lined up.
Most of incredible of all however was that my wife and I finally found our dream house. 2022 might have started off slow, but the end of the year rushed past in a chaotic mess as we bought a home, sold our apartment, moved out, moved in with my in-laws, moved out from my in-laws, and barely managed to get into the new house right before Christmas. We just managed to get everything unpacked in time for a nice Christmas Eve dinner. Best gift we could ever wish for.
Now we’re settling in and I’m looking forward to writing and creating new stories in our new place.
I hope you’ve all had a great 2022 and I wish you an even better 2023!