I don’t have resolutions, because resolutions are for suckers. I have goals that don’t really have anything to do with the switch of the year in the column on the right.
BUT, coincidentally, I have some things lined up that I did have to wait for 2015 to roll around for.
The Asian Waitress (web series)
2015 kicks off my first tangible project of any sort in quite a while with old friend/new producing partner Helen Kim, and our series of short digital videos is going to be epic, you guys. EPIC.
Autumnopolis (live show in Chicago)
My dear old pal Trevor Patrick Watkin, Chicago composer and music director, will be putting up a song cycle made up of poems written by me and music written by him. It’s happening at the Right Brain Project’s warehouse theatre space, the Rorschach, and it’s going to be every bit as stellar as it sounds.
Marketing a feature length spec script
As soon as I finish this script I’ve been working on for the last half of 2014, I will start on the rewrites for another feature length first draft I have lying around from before that one. But make no mistake: the first one will be sent out. I’m looking at contests, I’m working on a query letter, I’m hunting down producers, the whole nine yards. I’m gonna pitch that fucker.
Creating a production company, perhaps? (To go with the web series)
Helen and I just might incorporate as a production company in 2015. Why? Because we plan on making money, that’s why. We’ll let you know more about that if/when it happens. In the meantime: get in early by hopping onto my future email list. Go to the Contact page and fill out the form with your name & email, and put “Subscribe” somewhere in the subject or body. I’ll be cool about your email address, don’t worry.
Very serious travel
My wife Devon and I will celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary in the fall, and we are GOING SOMEWHERE. Like, to a whole other country. We’re not sure yet, but we’re going to plan it, and plan it well, and then we’re going to live so fucking well that Facebook friends around the globe will beg us to post more so they can live vicariously through our status updates, but we won’t be on Facebook to give them what they want because we’ll be having adventures far too awesome to pause.
Making money on the side
I have a variety of ways to monetize this blog, or to promote some ways to make money other than working my SEO job. And I’m totally going to start doing that — smartly, and with a fully realized strategy — because I have travel and a web series to fund.
52 blog posts
Anyone who’s ever given a TED talk will tell you that you need to have goals, not resolutions. So I don’t have resolutions, but if I did, one of them would be “blog more.” But instead, I have a goal for 2015: 52 blog posts. That’s an average of one per week. If I know I’m going to be away from my computer for an extended period of time, I’ll write it in advance. If I miss a week, I’ll make it up.
This counts as number 1.