Welcome, 2019!

I’m becoming an old man: I fell asleep, missing the ball drop, and woke after 3 AM… in the new year.

Many folks will make resolutions for the year. I’m not one of them.

Folks Always Fail Them

Instead, I do things differently, and get a lot of stuff done as a result:

I Make Goals

This year will be no different. Some goals are obvious. some not as much:


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  • Update this blog more. I’ve written a lot on Medium in 2018, but not a lot on this blog. I need to fix that in 2019.
  • More movement on my novel. I finished my first draft in early 2014. I have been using Ninja Writing to write revisions (more on that in another post). I’m into Act Two now.
  • Justify my award. In 2009 I won an Aurora Award for a newsletter. I stopped in 2012. I’ve been writing my next issue for a long time. I hope to publish it soon.

I’ll stop my list there. We’ll see how well I do by 2020.

My 2013

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I don’t do New Year’s resolutions (I’d rather get things done), and I don’t buy into the Mayan Apocalypse… I just wanted to state these things now.

As far as results go, 2023 wasn’t as bad for me as 2011 was, but I’m hoping 2013 will be even better.

I had one thing published this year. I’ll have more out in 2013, including hopefully my first published novels on the Kindle (fiction, not non-).

I also have my long-overdue fanzine to get started again, and my letter writing for other zines to get restarted.

Finally, 2013 will be my tenth calendar year on NaNoWriMo. I haven’t had a success at it since 2006. I hope to change that.

To superstitious people 13 is unlucky. May it not be so for me!