31 December 2011

Challenges and goals

It's the last day of 2011, so I thought I'd post my challenges for 2012 ...

Short Story Challenge
I mentioned this earlier, so I'll be brief: my challenge for 2012 is to write and publish 50 stories in a year, based on a title. I will post them here, and then publish each story as the next is ready.

Comic Challenge
The Comic Challenge is to draw and publish three comic pages per week, for Grim Tales. My ideal situation would be to draw page 1 on Monday, and publish it on Wednesday, also drawing page 2. Etc.

Writing Challenge
My Writing Challenge was originally stated to be "continuing with my normal writing stuff" ... so, that means: continuing to send the stories I wrote this year to magazines; finishing and publishing Lifechanger, and working on my school-girl demon-hunter novel; and participating in challenges like NaNoWriMo, NaPoWriMo, (possibly) Screnzy, etc.

Weight Challenge
I think this might be more properly called "The Exercise Challenge", but weight is an obvious thing to measure. Since starting my anti-depressant, I have been less depressed and gaining weight. I didn't really notice until two or three months ago that I was about 30 pounds heavier than I'd thought I was.
So, I want to exercise and try to lose those 30 pounds again. Starting weight is 200lbs. I'll attempt to post updates about exercise attempts and successes.

Dvorak Challenge
I recently  taped the Dvorak layout to my keyboard ... it's being a slow process, learning the layout. I'm somewhat worried about how this will affect my writing speed, so my challenge is to learn the layout, and possibly even learn to properly type it.

Okay, that's what I've got for now. I'll sign off now to enjoy my new year's eve.

08 December 2011

I have an agent! Woot!

That's right, dear readers! I have an agent, who doesn’t require a contract, thinks I’m great, and won’t do one thing to manage my career ... and allegedly makes great popcorn. I can't verify this last claim, because of what happens to popcorn when it gets emailed.
He urges me to fire him, but I just haven't been able to decide ... He seems pretty perfect.

Go read Passive Guy's blog. Let me know what you think.
And read the comments--some of them are priceless!

02 December 2011


I'm not feeling well. Sore throat, super-tired ,,, I'll probably sleep a lot today. Not that I really had other plans: I switched my work schedule so I could go to this Yule party/wedding reception tonight, so I don't work today, and I might have tried finishing the novella today, but that's really it. That or harvest more titles from the NaNo adoptables thread. I already have more than I could possibly use in one lifetime, but, you know, a few more couldn't hurt, right?

Anyway, I'll probably take a nap for a while, and then see how I'm doing. I would like to write a little or do some work today if I can ... but for now, it's time to sleep.