Where has the year gone? Itâ€™s hard to believe that 2010, the year Arthur C. Clarke dubbed as â€œthe year we make contact,â€ will have come and gone in a matter of hours. Itâ€™s at times like these that we tend to stop and think about what weâ€™ve done over the past year and what weâ€™d like to do in the coming year.
What was the best thing you did or experienced during 2010?
How do you plan to top it in 2011?
As far as writing goes, my shining moment was when my agent, Doris S. Michaels, got me a book deal with Atticus Books!
And in 2011, that moment will be topped with the release of Tracks, my novel in stories, as an original trade paperback and eBook.
Whatever your goals and wishes, hereâ€™s to great things around the bend in 2011. Have a happy new year.
Eric D. Goodman, Books Correspondent
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