It’s 2012. The Mayan Apocalypse looms (for those who are incapable of understanding complicated geometric concepts like circles) and there is a fresh coat of new on everything. I am not prone to using the start of the calendar year for reflection, but all the same it seems like this year it’s more appropriate. This last year was slower than I might have liked, though I did manage to complete (at least) first drafts on three manuscripts (and revised two of those three into something that I can at least show to my beta readers.) I’m aiming to do better in ’12, however. Using the very effective FastDraft technique, I am aiming to finish four manuscripts. It’s not Matt Forbeck’s brilliantly ambitious 12 in ’12 plan, but then again, he’s the hardest working man in showbiz for a reason.
I’m also planning to make some changes around here – expect a new look to the site before the year is out. Ideally I’ll combine that with at least monthly posting on the blog. (A much more achievable 12 in ’12 for me, though with my posting track record, let’s not hold our breath.)
My convention junket this year is still being set. I’m planning on the Gathering, so I can represent the SFR side of the FF&P genre. I’m seriously looking at Nationals in Anaheim. Beyond that, it’s hard to say where I might end up. As always, if you’re going to be in the same location as me, send a wave my way. I’m always happy to say hi to people.
So here’s to bigger and better things for 2012 – at least until a giant solar flare degausses the Van Allen belts, or whatever vaguely scientific reason Roland Emmerich had for the apocalypse in that movie. All I’m asking is, whatever the reason for the end of the world, let it wait until after I’ve had a chance to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.