I just looked at my blog page. My last entry was November 19th? Yikes!

New Year's has passed and I have made three resolutions for the new year, along with a bunch of minor ones. The big ones are:

  1. Get a comic book published
  2. Get more consulting work
  3. Get my weight down to 185

And one of the minor ones is: a blog entry a day. So here I am. Part of the "blog entry a day" resolution is understanding that blog entries don't have to be major revelations - just little notes about books read, movies, seen, etc. I think I got myself into a habit that every blog entry had to be a novella. Well - no more!

So for resolution #1, I am a few pages away from finishing the lettering on my first comic book. It's a horror story with a title that keeps changing. The current title is "The Four Last Things". The artist did an amazing job. And I've learned a lot by doing the lettering myself. There were times when I changed the dialog to fit both the panels better or to better match the flow and characterization. So once that is done, it's time to send it to publishers. Yikes. I am dreading that.

And I have a second comic book that is being penciled now. The artist is about a third of the way through it. So that one has a ways to go yet. It's more action/comedy and I suspect I'll have an easier time getting it published.

For resolution #2, I have a couple of strong leads for more work. I should really set some goals for myself in this category so I can track progress and make changes when things aren't going according to plan.

For resolution #3, this is going to be a tough one. I've been lifting weights a lot lately which means the scale has not budged. I've been getting compliments from people about looking better, so I should pay attention to the spirit of resolution #3 and not so much the actual weight. I think a big part of that one, though, is finding more outlets for aerobic activity. I go dancing which is fun and a great way to burn calories, but it's hard to find the time to go enough. We shall see.

What are other people's resolutions for the new year?

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Last year, my friend Sara asked me about my resolutions that I had for 2009. For some reason, I took it very seriously and wrote a lengthy post about my resolutions. I accomplished most of them to some degree. I'm not going to worry about the ones that I apparently wasn't as resolute on as I could have been. But we both enjoyed the process so she wrote me this year for my 2010 resolutions. And here they are...
Aah...Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. He needs no introduction other than to say that if you are easily offended (or under age 13) you probably shouldn't watch this.