Happy new year, everyone!
So, I guess it's time that I post some kind of new year resolution list. I know it's kind of a thing that no one ever sees these through, but making lists is actually beneficial in reaching long term goals. So... (in no particular order...)
1) finish Hero's Dilemma.
Like Neil Gaiman said, something you finish-- no matter how "unsuccessful"-- is worth more than something you never complete. I need to stop worrying and just do it.
2) improve drawing skills.
I think I can draw decently well if I put enough time into it, but I need to learn how to draw acceptably well more quickly. If I'm going to continue Outcast Kingdom, I can't keep taking 30+ days to do a single page. Not only do I want my art to look better, I want to be able to produce it at a reasonable rate.
Speaking of OK...
3) get Outcast Kingdom on track.
I've been struggling a lot with it lately, and I've been using the holidays as an excuse to put it on hold. Now it's time to really get things going. Developing my art style should help me with this. I may also be changing the over-all format at some point, too.
4) 1 new short story every month.
As mentioned before, I haven't been writing much lately. And no one ever became a successful novelist by not writing.
I will try to post them here, but the 1-month deadline does not necessarily entail editing, so they may not always go up on time. But that's not the point. The point is writing and finishing.
5) get a job.
I know it's not a fun goal, but it's important. Let's just hope it doesn't take all year to accomplish! (nervous laughter)
6) feel accomplished.
I have a long history of not going anywhere, and disappointing myself. (Way to spread holiday cheer.) This year, whatever I do, I want to do something right. Do something significant. Do something and see it through. I want to feel like I've achieved something. You know what I mean?
Okay, that probably sounded worse than I meant it to. Let's move on to something more pleasant.
7) kickstart something
I've been working on tabletop game design without any focus or real plan for a long time now. It's about time I put all this stuff to good use. If I'm going to spend time on all this, it might as well benefit me, and be enjoyed by others.
(If I don't kickstart a game... well, something at least. Maybe a short story collection, or something like that)
8) (insert obligatory improve health resolution here)
Like... work out more or something? That's probably good. Yeah. I'll do that.
Have a happy new year, everyone! I hope you all have a great year, smile and make others smile, do something meaningful, and accomplish what you strive for.
Take care, and best wishes!