A Quick Vote for 2012’s Serial Stories

The goal for this year is to write six eight-post serial stories in a variety of genres and settings and I’m looking for some input into which ones!

Those of you who have stopped by the Serial Story page can see that the Feb-Apr story is already in the works: “Three Tequila, Floor” from Tales of the Drunken Unicorn’verse (Comedy, Urban Fantasy). But I’m still pondering what should come next… (more…)

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All These Molehills

Garbage Day, My Nemesis!

View From The Molehill is an odd category and I was waffling over whether to post a yearly sum-up for it. Other than the book reviews (which lasted two library runs) and setting up the treadmill computer, it’s mostly ramblings on how being an adult is Hard™.

First World Problems, I can haz. *sighs*

But I figured it couldn’t hurt and it will be a nice measuring stick for next year’s round-up. Plus I had some good ideas last year, even if I didn’t quite get around to implementing them—and it can’t hurt to give it another go! (more…)

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Decluttering (or Five Links and a Plan)

Try, Try, Again

Some things I’m planning on doing in 2013 aren’t counted as new year’s resolutions because they are technically old year’s resolutions. Plus their success is determined only by ‘is it better than last year? You win!’… which makes them less resolutions and more directional goals.

One of those perennial motivations is to declutter, for lo, I come from a long line of crafters and handymenfolks. There is no random item on earth that I can’t come up with a reason to keep (assuming it’s not trash).

So, erm, yes—I was looking over the Clutterfat Challenge that Zen Habits and Be More With Less are running and I’m torn. I already have a lot to do this month, but the lure of living in a house with a place for everything and everything in its place is addicting. (more…)

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Herds and Herds of Horses

Ye Olde Shoebox of Wonder

Last year was an interesting year in terms of horses.

I finished two customs (Elmhurst and Gesundheit), started a few others, and basically spent the year uploading horses that I had painted in 2005 and earlier.

So there were a LOT of horses, some backdated to 2010 and thus not appearing in the list, but not a lot of new stuff. You can see the non-model posts in green below, which are pretty darned scarce.

Still, it was a fun year and having the horses to fill in the posting gaps allowed me to have something posted every single day of the year—not bad eh? *grin* It remains to be seen if I can pull that off without the horses this year… (more…)

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Looking Back at 2011’s Grand Plans™

Learning From My Mistakes

This is the smallest of the yearly updates, but probably the most impactful in terms of what’s planned for 2012.

Sure, the three NaNo’s, fifty-two horses, and 366 miles aren’t to be sneezed at, but starting the small business again will make a much larger (and longer lasting) impact on my day-to-day life.

This year there will be more informational posts, based on my own learning curve. I’ll be covering things as I hit them, but I’ll also be revisiting topics as I learn more or change my stance. Businesses are meant to be fluid things and buyers are a fickle breed! (more…)

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