Thursday, December 31, 2009
Out with the old...
I agree with Kelly Sue DeConnick. I love the week between Christmas and New Year. I love the quiet and the time to reflect on the past while planning for what's next. As Kelly Sue says, "It’s the closest thing to that back-to-school feeling that I get as a grown up. Fresh start! New calendars! New attitude! New resolutions! New lists! New! New! New! New! New!"
2008 was a disappointing year for me, creatively. I had a big (for me) project fall through and not a lot of movement on some others. So, I decided for 2009 that I wouldn't keep banging my head against that rock. I decided to give comics writing a rest and focus more on blogging. And if we also got a Cownt comic published, then that would be swell too.
And of course we did get a Cownt comic published. Not exactly in the way I'd envisioned it, but we did it and people seem to enjoy it. I get questions all the time about when the next issue's coming out, so I guess that's a success.
And the focus on blogging seems to have done what I hoped it would. This blog's been getting more visitors than it ever has before and I've been thrilled to meet people at conventions and signings who tell me that they read this thing. And some of you guys are even clicking on ads, which made the Adventureblog profitable for the first time in its history. Thank you all so much for reading. Sincerely.
Robot 6 has also been extremely well-received and I completed a personal goal (resolution?) to turn in 52 weekly columns on time this year. Whether it was messed up priorites or what - I don't know - I'd never done that before. Robot 6 is a great little Internet family and I'm so happy to be a part of them.
So, I think I've met my rather modest goals for 2009. There's some other stuff that I would've loved to have seen done that didn't come through, but mostly I intended this as a year to regroup and I'm completely satisfied that it's been exactly that.
Tomorrow I'll try to get up a post about plans for 2010. Thanks again for reading.
And Happy New Year!