Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What are you doing New Year's Eve?

I wasn't going to do an end-of-the-year post. In fact, this post has already been up for about half-an-hour as I'm typing this. I was just going to wish everyone a happy and safe New Years Eve and be done with it.

In fact, I've also got to edit my post for tomorrow because it says something about not really being ready for the New Year and that's not quite how I'm feeling anymore either.

I've never been big on New Year's Resolutions and this year-end, more than ever, I've been of the philosophy that we make lifestyle changes incrementally, not all at once and not because of something as superficial as a calendar change. Also, I'm a little worn out from Christmas and haven't been feeling like celebrating another holiday, even if the celebration is just thinking over the last year and making plans for the next one.

But I spent some time today catching up with the Internet and you guys have been busy. The last few days have been pretty quiet, but today I read post after post of people talking about the year that was and what they're looking forward to in the year to come. And I guess it's gotten me in the New Year Spirit.

I'm still not making a bunch of resolutions, but tomorrow I'll do some thinking about what I'd like to accomplish in 2009. For tonight though, I'm preparing for that by mulling over 2008. It was a disappointing year in a lot of ways. I still haven't finished my novel, Jesse James vs. Machine Gun Kelly was canceled before it was even published, and Kill All Monsters is moving more slowly than Jason and I would like.

But there's also been some good movement. I still love my novel (unfinished though it is), I'm confident that Jesse vs. Kelly will see life again, the Kill All Monsters pitch is done and in the hands of some publishers (with more to follow soon), and there's a great team working on the Cownt comic. I may not have accomplished everything that I'd hoped to for this year, but there's forward progression, so I'm happy about that.

Good night, Internet, and Happy New Year. Be safe and I'll talk to you tomorrow.

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