I've thought a lot about the difference between where I am now and where I want to be. The things I'd like in the "To Be" category include being recognized in the genre fiction community as a talented writer, have a large and enthusiastic fan base, and be invited to participate in conventions and other events as a featured guest. These aren't unreasonable goals, but they're all external. I need other people to make them happen. So the logical question is, "what do I need to do to inspire others to do these things?"
Simply put, I need to write stories that garner attention and get them out there for people to see. So Step #1 of that is Produce Material. Along with the scheduled comics for the year, I want to write some comic books, short stories, and perhaps a screenplay, as well as finishing my 2005 NaNo novel. So my watchword for 2010 is "Prolific."
I'll have less free time this year than I did last year, so I want to learn how to write faster. I want a better set of tools for figuring out what comes next in a story, and for avoiding procrastination behaviors. As the year progresses, I'll try to report on what I learn and whether I feel like I'm getting better at these things, as well as what projects I bring to completion.
So, let's see what I get finished this year!