Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Year of Our Lord 2015

I was not a very good blogger in 2015.  I only posted a handful of times.  However, I did accomplish a decent number of things.  These include the following:

  • Took 4th in the Extemporaneous Speaking category at my District speech meet
  • Performed as Mr. Bixby in my high school's production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Graduated 1/77 from high school
  • Received an Honorable Mention in the 3rd Q 2015 edition of the Writers of the Future Contest
  • Filled the pulpit at my church four times and led an additional contemporary worship service
  • Finished my first semester at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a 4.0 GPA (I'm majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in French)
  • Got much, much better at the mandolin
  • Won a small flash fiction contest (see the post below)
  • Wrote a few poems that are actually pretty good (currently submitted to my college's lit mag)
  • Joined the staff of my college's lit mag

I have some new things up my sleeve for 2016.  Hopefully I'll make some more story sales.  I've been submitting on occasion, but to no avail (other than that HM).  My goal is to post every Thursday in 2016 and to make it the whole way through the A-to-Z Challenge.  If you're lucky, I'll write more of the stories I had intended to write for the A-to-Z Challenge for 2015.

I wish everyone a Happy New Year.  I hope your 2015 has been at least as swell as mine has been.  Here's to an even better 2016!