It’s December 31st, 2014. That means the Year in Review lists are clogging up your newsfeeds, webpages and neural datastreams (if you’re reading this in 2025). This is another one of those. Sorry.
I’ll admit that I write them mostly for myself. After 10 years of blogging, this space has become a bit of a time travel machine for me. For instance, let’s jump back over a decade and see what were my New Year’s resolutions on Dec 31, 2003:
So here they are for 2004:
1. stop using cliches in my ‘infant blog’ – to steal a term from chandrasutra
2. write more.
See number 2? That’s easily my resolution for 2015 (and every year in the past). Things really don’t change much at all. But I remember that 2004 was the year when I decided that “writing more” was something that should always be at the forefront of my thoughts.
And it has. I’m always stressing that I’m not writing enough, or wasting my time when I could be getting words on a page. In fact I’m stressing right now because I should be working on my latest book, not this post. But when I calm down and look back, I can see that the words do add up and I am getting writing done.
So what have I written in 2014? Here’s a quick run down off the top of my head:
- Battle of the Blocks 1: Descent into Overworld (Available now!)
- Pixelhead (Available now!)
- Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede (Coming March 2015!)
- Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Battling Bots (March 2016)
- West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher (Coming Fall 2015)
- Battle of the Blocks 2: Nether Nightmare (Coming circa March 2015)
- Lots of blog posts here and at gamingedus.org
Looking back, I’m happy with what I’ve created in 2014, but as always I want to Write More!
So, in 2015 I’m setting myself a goal of writing at least 2000 words every single day. Right now, if I’m focused I can get around 1000 words written daily, between teaching and other projects I’m working on. Finding the time and energy to cobble together 2000 new words each day can be difficult. But it’s doable. We’ll see how it goes.
What will those words look like? Here’s a glance at what’s on the plate for 2015 (so far):
- Battle of the Blocks 3: Escape from the End
- West Meadows Detectives #2
- Collected Tech Tales (with a new stories)
- Geeked Out Mysteries #2
This is just the stuff I know about or can talk about. There will be more, I am sure.
In the meantime, I’ve got some more writing to do.
Goodbye to 2014. Hello 2015. What about you? What are your goals for the coming year? Have they changed much from a decade ago? Let me know in the comments below!