- I read and reviewed over 100 books on my blog
- I attended publisher events with Headline, Simon & Schuster, Atom and Gollancz
- I made some new friends I hope will be for life (AFK: Liz and Mark, Adam, Adrian, Alex, Michaela, Cara, Jason; online: Mieneke, Sarah, Ole, Mihai, Harry - and, honestly, so many others)
- I started work for Tor - doing their Re-read of the Malazan books alongside Bill, and putting up occasional other blog posts.
- I contributed blog posts to Voyager and Angry Robot.
- I was a full team member of Fantasy Literature, writing the World Wide Wednesday posts, contributing reviews, doing the Living With the Author interviews and the long-running 'You Should Read...' posts.
- I read the Arthur C Clarke shortlist, and was invited to the award ceremony - which included meeting and talking to the winner, China Mieville.
- I attended some author signings, and now have a shelf of beloved signed copies of novels.
- I started receiving review copies from publishers.
- I did slush reading for Dark Fiction magazine.
- I was taken on as an editor for Morrigan Books.
- I beta read and edited Adam Christopher's novel Empire State.
- I assisted with proof reading on Suzanne McLeod's The Bitter Seed of Magic.
- I started a personal re-read of The Dark Tower novels by Stephen King.
- I reviewed for Vector and Hub magazine.
- I attended a preview screening of Ultramarines: The Movie in London.
- I went to Eastercon, Alt:Fiction and Fantasycon.
So... onto 2011 and a clean slate!
My aims for this year are:
- Do not get embroiled in online spats. Just do not. You get stressed. People say rotten things. It just doesn't work.
- Rebuild friendships with people who were there for you ALL THE TIME and who you've let drift away for no good reason.
- Keep the private life private.
- Read at least 100 books.
- Catch up with Black Library releases! I enjoy them so much and somehow they always slide to the bottom of the pile.
- Continue reading my book fails: Abercrombie, Deas, Brett, Weeks - there is a reason everyone else is talking them up!
- Read more David Gemmell and more Charles de Lint.
- Attend SFX Weekender, Eastercon, Alt:Fiction and Fantasycon.
What are your resolutions for 2011? How do you think your 2010 went?