2014: A Retrospective

I brought in 2014 draped in beaded necklaces thrown from the balconies of Bourbon Street, New Orleans. I brought in 2015 asleep. How things can change in 12 months.

2014 was a big year, probably the biggest year of my life. March saw the birth of my first child, my boy Eli. Though it may be oft-stated there is still immense truth to it, having a child completely changes your outlook on life. Your priorities certainly shift. Your social life decreases, the time for your hobbies decreases, your ability to sleep in decreases too, but the supposed losses in your life are more than made up for by the overwhelming joy felt every time that little face smiles.

Of course November saw the birth of my other child too, A Town Called Dust, my debut novel released by Momentum Books. The culmination of not just the five years I worked to create the characters and the world of The Territory but really the culmination of a life long dream. I'm incredibly thankful to everyone who has bought, read and supported the book.

I still had some time to watch, read and play this year (even if it often happened at odd hours of the night). Here's my favourite good stuff of the year:

Favourite Book of 2014: The Martian by Andy Weir.

Favourite Movie of 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy

Favourite Game of 2014: Destiny

Favourite TV Show of 2014: True Detective

Favourite Comic/Graphic Novel of 2014: Sex Criminals

So here's to 2015, hopefully another big year, and I'm looking forward to the release of A City Called Smoke which I'm working hard on finishing now. I hope 2015 brings everything you wish to yourself and your families. Here's to another good year.