I saw another author do this on her blog, a year-end assessment on some highlights of her year, so I decided to do this myself. 2012 has been a momentous year on all aspects. Hear are some of the better points that happened throughout.
My previous computer died on me…the night before I got laid off from my previous job near the end of 2011. Ouch, I know. But once I started at my current job, I was able to build a newer and much better desktop computer.} Also, I replaced my old laptop (which served less than adequately as my temporary main PC before I built my current desktop). The new laptop is an upgrade an a half, and serves me perfectly as my travel PC.
CCEkeke.com 3.0! To be honest with you, I had seriously let any website design skills atrophy. But I’m a solid web producer/project manager. So I decided to finally create the website I would need in order to promote and sell my books once they were ready. Thanks to a WordPress guru, I now have a site that I can get years of use out of once my writing is prepped and ready for your eager eyes!
Ever since I traveled to Durango, Colorado years ago I’ve been pretty fascinated by the American Southwest. At the end of the summer, I had the pleasure of visiting Zion and Bryce Canyon in Southern Utah. I would recommend this to anyone who’s got wanderlust. SEE IT.
While I’ve been writing Star Brigade, I’ve come up with short story ideas that would compliment and even supplement some of the bigger stories. This year I finally decided to start actually writing them. So far I’ve completed a dozen for Star Brigade (sticking to the SFWA guidelines of course) and a few even for another non-Star Brigade projects. Its been a refreshing and exciting way to better my writing skills in a limited word length and get to know certain characters a little better!
I can’t even begin to tell you how much amazing music I discovered on YouTube. Thank you YouTube suggestions bar…and Russ Chimes!
I am always thankful when I see an original gem of a sci-fi film, and that was my reaction when I saw the brilliance that was Looper. Check it out today!
Marvel Phase One is complete! I can’t tell you how happy I was to see The Avengers, the culmination of Marvel Entertainments ambitious shared cinematic universe, dominate so hard?? I was proud and excited as a movie fan, comic fan and a proud geek!
And last but not least, I moved into a much better location of Los Angeles after almost five years in a cheaper but less savory suburb. That in itself is reason to celebrate.
Anyhow, time to close out 2012 and ring in the new year. Till then, enjoy these two sci-fi short films I found one the Interwebs!