Thursday, September 30, 2010

Getting Organized

So, way back in September of 2010 when I started this site, I mentioned that one of my goals was to collect and keep track of my writing projects. I've already been making a lot of progress toward that goal, as I've been able to dig up some of the things I've done, like the column I wrote for the Enemi catalog, which had been sitting in email limbo before I dusted it off and posted it here.

I also went through various notebooks, emails, folders and every other place I could think of and pulled together all of the projects that I have worked on over the past three years. Turns out I have about 30 "in progress" projects that range from vaguely written ideas, to completely finished drafts, to submitted projects on the verge of being published. Now, I've had a pretty good idea of where most of these projects are at, but not all. I've now been able to organize them into spreadsheet, prioritize them, and figure out he next steps for each one. I've also created a system for all future projects to flow through, which is good, since I just added a new project yesterday.

With that bit of housekeeping out of the way, I can focus on getting ready for next week's New York Comic Con, where I'll be spending time with friends, interviewing a whole bunch of creators, and talking about a lot of the projects on my spreadsheet. Coming out of that show, I'll have a clearer idea of where my writing energies will be focused for the upcoming year.