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Monday, April 04, 2011

2011 Retro-Blog

Alright, so I have no great excuse for no blogging for awhile. I admit it. SO, to get caught up, I'm going to do a little retro-blog from where I last left off. And after this, I promise I will be much more regular about my postings.

So, what's been going on?

November -- I attended the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio, with my friend and fellow writer Dale Carothers. A great time was had by all, especially at the bar and the party rooms. It's amazing the amount of wheeling, dealing, and carousing go on at these events. The discussion panels were cool enough, though at some of the panels there was a little too much self-promotion going on. I mean, really? You're on a friggin panel, stop trying to sell your most recent whatever. But I met a lot of great people - writers, artists, editors, publishers - and will make every effort to attend the Con again in the near future.

Towards the end of November, I flew down to join my family in Tampa where we all embarked on a cruise to Mexico. Cruises are to lazy people what bacon is to meateaters. Room service, housekeeping, pools, spas, restaurants, fine dining, buffets, lobster tails, ice cream sundaes, pizza,... is there a trend here? This was my second cruise in the Carib, and I enjoyed every second of it. Well, every second except that it was too short. The highlights: Incredible Indian food, scuba diving, exploring a Maya city, 24/7 food, and of course family.

And then a return to home and the beginning of the dark days of Winter.

December lowlights: Living in South Dakota. 2 blizzards. A low of -45. 1 flat tire.

Highlights? My story 'To Sleep With Pachamama' was bought by Bart Leib for an upcoming anthology called Subversion. I started reading slush for John Joseph Adam's Lightspeed Magazine. And most promising - a request from EDGE Publishing to see more chapters of my novel Denizen's Ascension.

January arrived with all the grace of a 800-Ib brick of ice. It didn't take long to make the decision to flee SD. Where would I go? TBD. All I knew was that I had to get out of there. So all that had to be done was sell, give away, or toss just about everything I had. Easier said than done.

In the midst of this somewhere I sold my story 'The Last Days of Humberto Guerra' to Bill Tucker's upcoming anthology Zombies Without Borders.

March arrived and I was homeless, truckless, unemployed, and a great deal more excited about the future. It's not often that can be said. But I was leaving SD and knew great things were ahead of me. I will not miss much of SD, though I will miss my friends. Luckily, the world has given us cell phones, email, Skype, and blogs to make things easier.

I quickly jumped from Sioux Falls to Omaha (shout out to the Indian joint downtown!) to Wisconsin where I met up with great old friends. Hospitality is always in fine form at the home of Jamie and Len Davis. Didn't get to see everyone I hoped to, but that's the nature of things.

Post-WI, I fled the North for the warm winds of Florida to spend great times with family.

And now as I type is the beginning of April. What comes ahead I don't know, but I'm excited to find out. AND, I promise to blog about it.

- Caleb


  • At 2:37 PM , Blogger chamberlain said...

    You have said this before...

  • At 10:33 PM , Blogger Caleb Jordan Schulz said...

    True, but I'm serious this time...:)

    BTW - email me with your other email addy (not the Wally one)..

  • At 7:41 PM , Blogger Jamie said...

    You visited WI in March? Would have loved to meet up at the Landmark.

    It has been too long...

  • At 5:23 PM , Anonymous Jamie said...

    You are too sweet... thank you! You know you are always welcome.... especially now that Alivia has officially named the spare room "Caleb's Room" LOL


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