Well, it’s not like this isn’t making the rounds with everyone else. I’ll try to keep this brief:
1) Write at least one new blog post every week. I’ve been really inactive with this blog in the last few months. I’d like to change that. I think one post a week is reasonable without asking too much of myself. If I post more than one, great, but for now, I’ll aim for once a week. There are things I want to write about, so we’ll see. If you have any ideas or suggestions, feel free to send them my way.
Fortunately, I’m already off to a good start with this one. Bam!
2) Post on Twitter at least 3 times a week. I’m not really a very frequent Tweeter, but I’d like to change that. With a new book coming out this year (see #4), I need to get my name out there more. I just need to comment more on current events, certainly nerd news. And maybe harass Kurt Busiek a little more, because it’s fun and his retorts are great.
3) More Yoga. Near the end of 2014, I started getting back into shape. I dropped about 15 pounds (from 235-220) and have mostly kept that weight off. I quite enjoy doing DDP Yoga. I may expound on that sometime in a separate blog post. For now, I’m going to start following the suggested schedule in the DDP Yoga program and try doing it on a consistent, regular basis. Whether I’ll lose more weight or not, we’ll see.
4) Promoting THE DAME WAS A TAD POLISH! At the end of last summer, I completed the first draft of my second novel. Since then, it’s been edited and sent off to my publisher, Pro Se Press. They published my first novel, THE CITY OF SMOKE & MIRRORS, in February 2013. With the new book coming out sometime this year (fingers crossed!), I want to try shamelessly promoting myself a little better this time around. I’m thinking of being a little more proactive and send a copy of the manuscript to a small handful of places to have it reviewed by the time the book is out. Certainly set up a signing at Chapters for the new book, once I can get print copies.
I feel like 2015 will be Dill’s year. This will be the year more people will know the name Dilbert Pinkerton. God help them all.
5) Start writing a new book. DAME was actually my second attempt at a new book. The first was put on the backburner for now. Otherwise, I would have had a new Dill adventure out much sooner. For the next book, I’m still debating on whether to jump back into Nevermore Bay again for a third Armadillo Mystery or maybe write something entirely new. It’s a 50/50 choice right now.
There we go. Five’s a good, solid, not too intimidating number. No crazy goals or anything unobtainable. All right, 2015. Let’s do this.