2014 Year in Review

I had 25 short stories published in 2014–24 originals and one reprint. You can find links to them under “Writing Credits” if you’re so inclined. I had at least one story come out every month, which I think is pretty cool. I wrote a novella and some (but not nearly enough) short stories. I’m working as the editor of Triangulation: Lost Voices (and I got to pick the theme!), and that will be coming out in 2015. I sent out 266 submissions and maintained an acceptance ratio of about 9% (which might not sound very high, but is actually pretty decent). I wrote a bunch of reviews, which allowed me to read some great stuff. All together, that doesn’t look bad at all. I meant to do so much more, though. But I guess there’s always next year.

I’m still working at ModCloth, and Paul got a job there in May. I was writing for the ModCloth Blog for a while, but that ended a while back.

We moved out the the apartment where we’d lived for seven years with less than a month’s notice. That was really hard for me. It was the first home Paul and I shared. It’s where we spent the night after our wedding. It’s where our cat was a kitten. And friction with the new land lord has kept the new place from really feeling like home. We’re planning to buy a house when our lease is up. I’m excited about that–I’ve wanted to buy a house for years, now, and we’re finally in a good place to do it.

2014 was a year of changes, and change is hard. Here’s hoping that all the changes in 2015 are good and easily accomplished, and after that things start to settle down a bit.

About Jamie

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their cats. She has over 160 short fiction credits, and has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Escape Pod. She has a novella and two short story collections available from Air and Nothingness Press. In addition to writing, she spends her time reading, playing tabletop RPGs, baking, and hiking. You can find her online at www.jamielackey.com.

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