The annual assessment, 2010

As 2010 rapidly approaches its end, I wanted to take time to think back on what I accomplished this year and what I have planned for 2011. Here's my 2009 retrospective for comparison. Career-wise, I did quite a bit in 2010.

    Ash UK cover

  • Ash was published in Italy, the U.K./Australia/New Zealand, and Germany. It was also published in paperback in the U.S. and Canada.
  • I finished Huntress, which was one of the most difficult things I've ever done. (Yay! Seriously, yay!)
  • Ash was nominated for the Andre Norton Award, the Northern California Book Award, the Lambda Literary Away, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. I was extremely happy. :)
  • I began working on my next novel, code-named Blue Book. It is one of my favorite things ever, so far!
  • I wrote my first short story in 15 years. It was a blast!
  • I did 18 book-related events in 2010, which took me to 11 different cities, including Washington, D.C.; Albuquerque, NM; Orlando, FL; New York, NY; and Vail, CO.

Personally, the highlight of my year had to be the trip I took to Ireland back in May. It was so much fun! (Also, I can't believe how much traveling I did in 2010. Honestly, I think it was a bit insane.)

In 2011, here's what I'm looking forward to:

    Huntress by Malinda Lo

  • Huntress will be published in April in the U.S. and Canada, and in May in the U.K./Australia/New Zealand.
  • That short story I mentioned should be published this spring, too, and I can't wait to tell you about it!
  • I'm planning to write two more short stories.
  • I'm also planning to finish Blue Book.
  • And I'm really hoping I get to tell you what Blue Book's about!

And last but definitely not least:

Oops, OK one more thing before I go! The Book Smugglers invited me to participate in their fabulous Smugglivus celebration, where I blogged about my favorite reads of 2010. I'm also giving away a signed ARC of Huntress and a signed U.K. edition of Ash, so if you'd like a chance to win, head over there right now! The contest ends on Jan. 1, 2011!