Friday, December 31, 2010

A Year in Review and 2011 Resolutions.

I had a really great 2010 horoscope, which led me to believe that it would be an AMAZING year. I really need to lay off the astrology.

But seriously, while I wouldn't call 2010 amazing, I would call it eventful. Here's what's happened, some good, some bad:

Completed second novel: WHERE CURRENTS PULL
Completed first draft of third novel: ABOVE THE WAVES
Completed first (very rough) draft of fourth novel: LET IT POUR
Read a crap ton of books (I made a list on another post)
Started a new job
Went down one size
Lost my grandma
Saw the following bands live: Sleeping At Last, The Appleseed Cast, David Bazan, the Joe Di Zillo Band, Rogue Wave, AM Taxi, Richard Edwards (Margot & the Nuclear So and So's), Rise Against!, Silversun Pickups, Local Natives, Neon Indian, Best Coast, St. Vincent, Pavement, Hot Hot Heat, Menomena, Suckers, Tu Fawning, Damien Jurado, Shearwater
Created an office/play space in the spiderzone, I mean basement

Along the way, I ignored some laundry, made more guacamole than most people will in a lifetime, continued a love-affair with Cheetos, loved-up silly three kids, and danced in front of open windows.

My resolutions for 2011 are simple:
Begin and complete my fifth novel (what will be the last Skipping Seven story)
Complete edits/revisions on the three unpolished WIPs
Go to as many shows as I reasonably can

Listening to: The Jealous Sound "Got Friends" EP



  1. please don't lay off the astrology, especially if it's Mayan. Blue Planetary Eagle!! That is AWESOME! You have an awesome family. Sean is one of my favorite people of all time.

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  4. AJ- those Mayans creep me out. I have a huge fear of 2012. Way back when, before I knew about them, I predicted I would die in 2012. So now I'm convinced they're on to something. Yikes.