Monday, December 31, 2007

The Obligatory Year-End Self-Reflection Post

It's been quite a year at GishclerCorp.

I've published some well-received short stories, and I completed the writing of a short crime novel over the summer. Shotgun Opera was nominated for an Anthony Award. I learned how to cook PERFECT ribs on my awesome charcoal grill. Many, many important accomplishments.

Emerson LaSalle passed away. The full ramifications of this remain to be seen.

The most important thing to happen (career-wise) was that I signed a two-book contract with the Touchstone imprint of Simon & Schuster. The first book Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse has already garnered great blurbs from authors I respect like Joe Lansdale, Ken Bruen, Mike Resnick, Sean Doolittle and James Rollins. I'm hard at work on the second book in the contract, Bad Alchemy. So I go into 2008 with a lot of high-octane optimism. I have some good promotional ideas for Go-Go and I'm eager to work on other projects.

Still ... I feel I could have done more. At the moment, I need to keep my fat yap shut, but I have a number of things on the very edge of falling into place ... all the result of a combination of hard work, luck and the machinations of Team Gischler. More as doings develop.

What about you folks? What were the hi-lites of 2007?


Neil said...

That awesome charcoal grill is quite an accomplishment. I wept while standing before it as it cooked those bratwursts. Mmmmm.

Victor Gischler said...


I can see how you wouldn't want to try to compete with my awesome grill accomplishment, but I think you're new, kick-ass 2-book deal with Bleak House is worth a mention.


Neil said...

Yeah, that was a pretty good day, too.

Kent said...

Short crime novel? Would this be the one with the muscle cars? Spill, please.

As for 2007... Hmm. I published one piece of flash fiction. That was all right. Need to be less lazy this year.

Victor Gischler said...


Yes, that's right. Muscle cars. It's not a "car book" but I do crash some things.


Kent said...


Maybe you can't say, and that's cool, but does it have a publisher?