This is normally when I look back over the previous year and make some resolutions for the new one, but I’m sort of off resolutions. It’s not that I don’t have any goals or good intentions to enumerate. To the contrary, I have many items I’d like to accomplish, improvements I’d like to make, tasks I want to complete. But coming off of 2012, I find I made all my deadlines and am caught up on my urgently outstanding to-do items. Aside from feeling like I should beware the impending Apocalypse, it makes me realize that I haven’t found resolutions all that helpful. When a deadline pops up, I’ll work my ass off to meet it because that’s what I do with deadlines. When a project lands on my plate, ditto ass ditto off ditto just ‘cuz. And I’m fully aware of personal items I’d like to address with an eye towards improvement as they’re largely the same ones dogging me most if not all my life. Me making a list isn’t going to up my motivation or change my work habits, or at least it certainly hasn’t up to this point.
So I’m going to skip the resolution list-making. Instead, I’ll just resolve to do my best, and if/when my best doesn’t pan out the way I’d like, I resolve not to let it get to me.
In lieu of a list of resolutions, herein a rundown of my work published in 2012:
- “Beautiful Winter” in anthology InterGalactic Medicine Show Awards Anthology, Vol. I*.
- “Biba Jibun” in anthology The Book of Apex: Volume 3* and Pseudopod*†.
- “The King of Rabbits and Moon Lake” in Journey Into…*†.
- “Little Grace of the House of Death”† in Drabblecast.
- “Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me” in anthology When the Villain Comes Home*.
- “The Red String” in the Feb. 2012 issue of Cricket.
- “Trixie and the Pandas of Dread”† in issue #44 of Apex Magazine – actually, this came out yesterday, but I’m betting it went live in 2012 in some timezone.