Okay, so this is the opening blog in this blog and the first blog in my life, so let's see how it goes. First, a bunch of thank yous: the list of people I'm grateful to for making my past year and a half very much up there among the "best ever" category is getting longer and longer.
The list starts with the Clarion West 2009 workshop organizers, instructors, and classmates. From there on we move to the local speculative fiction community and the gang of writers called Horrific miscue. Then -- to Sheila Williams and Neil Clarke, editors of Asimov's and Clarkesworld.
I am thankful to those of you writer-colleagues, friends, and strangers who took time and Tweeted or Livejournalled or otherwise blogged or commented on or reviewed my work -- each one of these mentions is welcome and important to me. And last but not the least, it was and always will be a great pleasure to see feedback from readers -- questions, thoughts, emotions.
Thank you all.