Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Buh-bye, 2013...

For all my whining about getting nowhere, looking back I realized I've been focused on the negative, too much.

I wrote a new screenplay about something I'd been thinking about for years. The Alice '65 is a serious accomplishment, so far as I'm concerned, because it aimed at becoming something I don't think I can write -- a comedy. Whether or not I succeeded is immaterial -- I jumped in and tried it, at least...and I did get a couple of awards out of it. Now I just need to make some changes I've come up with and start shipping that puppy out.

I finally published David Martin as an honest-to-god book, and I think it looks as professional as if done by a major publisher. Serious artwork in it by an excellent illustrator, and I'm doing everything I can to get it noticed. For once, I put my money where my mouth was.

I took back control of several of my books, cut direct ties with companies I didn't trust, and just republished Bobby Carapisi, The Complete Story. I don't know if this will make any difference in sales, but now it will be on me to do what I can to make it succeed...something I've already begun.

I'm deeper in debt by $2000 over what I was, last year, but for once it wasn't wasted on crap. I can't say I'm looking forward to 2014 because I know I'll get cut down, again. But even though I was, this year, I still got back up and kept staggering forward. I guess that's something to be proud of.

Goals for this year? Just keep on gettin' up and movin' forward. All else is gravy.


MAC said...

HERE'S TO A FABULOUS (and positive) 2014!!! XOXO MAC

JamTheCat said...

Same to you, hubby and Jr., Mac. Thanks for all your support!