Let 2016 begin!

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2015 was another mundane year for me. My new purchases were a water heater and a furnace, and a slew of medical bills for my family. My highlights are starting this website and continuing my podcast, Meeple Nation, past the year mark. I invest a ton of time into my family, but I also tend to waste time doing things that aren’t going to get me where I want to go. So, for 2016, I’m going to do things a little differently. This year, I’m going to invest in myself.
My entry into my work's crazy hat contest for the Holiday Party.
My entry into my work’s crazy hat contest for the Holiday Party.
This year I’m going to get my writing published in some form one way or the other.
  • Start a comic book. I even have the first 6 scripts written. I need to find an artist to partner with, or I need to find some capital to invest in the art.
  • Enter a screenplay into the Nicohls fellowship contest. I have a draft of the script. I need to make it the best I can in the next few months. The early deadline is March 2.
  • Enter the Writers of the Future Contest every quarter until I win it. That is 4 short stories a year. The next deadline is March 31. I already have a draft of the story I will submit.
  • Attend as many writing conferences as I can fit into my schedule. This first will be Life the Universe and Everything Symposium in February.
  • Send out 5 queries and/or submissions every week.
  • Write every day, including updating this website regularly.
  • Make it happen!
So far, I’m off to a great start. I entered a short story into the 1st quarter of the Writer’s of the Future contest on Dec 31. The story is about a pop starlet who wakes up from cryosleep 300 years after the fall of civilization to find the last boy on earth and his unstable mother. I like how it turned out.
So this year, I’m going to do more, do it better, and enjoy the process. New Year–New rules.
My new life rules for 2016:
  • Invest in myself.
  • Write as much as I can.
  • Put my writing out into the world.
  • Enjoy the process

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