And by “we,” I mean me and any of you who are reading this post, not aliens. (Of course, it’s possible aliens might be reading this. Interstellar voyages probably get really boring. Gotta pass the time somehow.)
It’s been… a weird year. The goods — my first and second novel published! a Hugo and Nebula nomination! the sale of two more novels! — have been very good. The bads — un(der)employment! a batshit roommate I had to sue! and one very scary family health situation — were pretty damn bad. I didn’t talk much about the bads in public because that’s just now how I roll, but trust me, they took their toll. Quite frankly, the whole year has been a real rollercoaster, emotionally, and while I wouldn’t trade it for all the years in history (hello, novel published, lifelong dream achieved, woo woo woo)… I’m kinda glad it’s over. And I hope next year is rather more, hmm, even.
2010 seems to be winding up with a bang, however. I’ve got a new job, the family health situation has resolved itself (thank God), and I won my lawsuit against the crazy roommate. In addition, the accolades for the first two books of the Inheritance Trilogy continue to roll in. On top of the Amazon best SF/F of 2010 and Publishers Weekly’s SF/F top 10 lists that I heard about last month, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms has ended up on a number of other end-of-year top ten lists at blogs and retailer sites. These include Paul Goat Allen’s list over at the Barnes and Noble blog (which included The Broken Kingdoms!) and Ruth Arnell’s top 10 over at Fantasy Literature. W00t!
That part of 2010 I’ll keep, I think.
So what are your top 10s of (20)10?