Obviously the biggest highlight of all was getting Dark Minds into print and the largely favourable response to it. Alas sales could have been better.
Book wise I have enjoyed:
The Concrete Grove by Gary McMahon 11:22:63 by Stephen King It Knows Where You Live by Gary McMahon The Burning Soul by John Connolly Dark War by Tim Waggoner Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lanie Taylor The Mill by Mark West Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits by Cate Gardner The Last Warewolf by Glen Duncan The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
It has also been an incredibly strong year for Black Static magazine with some amazing stories that I expect to see feature in the various Year's Best books.
Ditto Dark Minds obviously. Have to have a proper think but The Burning Soul has to be there along with the new King (and I haven't even finished it yet...) Simon Kurt Unsworth's Quiet Houses is another standout.
Novel in progress - first draft complete, word count 65722