Thursday, December 31, 2009

My Resolutions for 2010

Well, I did pretty well on my 2009 resolutions, so it is time to push myself a little further this year.

Have 250 articles on sites outside of this blog. I know every year I've done this, I've put up a blogging challenge to myself to reach various post plateaus, and I reach those goals handily. So, I thought I would up the ante and try expanding my reach across cyberspace by writing for a variety of sites this year. I am including things like guest posts in this tally so that I get the broadest experience I can. Of course, I am still going to try to maintain the same level of production here as well.

Get that TV pilot finished: Even if I don't sell it, find an agent or whatever, having that thing done would likely be a huge accomplishment and something I would consider a feather in my cap. I have the books, the outlines and the other materials I need to accomplish this now, so there is no excuse for not getting it done.

Read Blood's a Rover by James Ellroy: I made this resolution a couple of years ago, but the book didn't come out in the year I made that resolution. It has come out in the past couple of months and it will be in trade size this year, so now it seems like I can cross this one off my list.

Do more Remembering Posts: I enjoy writing my Remembering posts, but I haven't done a lot of them as of late. It isn't that there aren't countless older movies, games, books and television shows to write posts about, it is merely that I was a little bit lazy this year. So, I am going to make a concerted effort to try to do a at least a few more of these posts this year.

I don't have a lot of resolutions, but again, some of them are challenging, yet attainable goals. And I think that is the most important part of having resolutions.


Kristyn said...

Good luck with your resolutions, MC!! Happy New Year! :D

Dan said...

You're more than welcome to take a guest post spot over at my blog if you'd like - and of course you're high up the list of people we want to approach for the Midnight Movie Club

Megan said...

Best of luck Matt. This year has been a pleasure. Looking forward to the next!

Lee Sargent said...

I really like this list, I don't know if I'm quite ready to go public with my own list as I think I'm still formulating it.

Happy New Year BTW and thanks for the card which arrived one day after xmas but was a very nice thing to show up in the mailbox!

One of my things is to get the podcast on QYDJ rolling again and so I hope you can include that in guest posts, if not, any time you want to write something for QYDJ I am more than happy to accommodate a writer of your calibre.

Jeff said...

Matt, good luck with "Blood's A Rover!" I started it in October, and am still struggling with it. I love Ellroy, but I wish he would go back to writing sentences more than 8 words long.

Maven said...

Happy New Year to you, Matt! May 2010 be the year all the stars line up (for that pilot)!

Greg said...

You could pick an album for my blog. My posts this year will consist of five words each. That would be an easy one!

MC said...

Kristyn: I need some luck with this ;)

Dan: I may take you up on both of those offers.

Megan: Me? A pleasure? Or the year?

Lee: And surprisingly, your card just arrived yesterday. And trust me, there is a secret resolution too.

Jeff: Is he still writing in those staccato sentences? Man...

Maven: I am going to try to sneak some in jokes just for you ;)

Greg: I didn't know you were taking guest posts? I'll have to look into that.