What is your number #1 goal for 2012?
Tamara: Get my cartoon series picked up by a real studio. I'm feeling quite confident this year because its undergoing a rewrite and I'm making it better than ever.
Bonnie: My goal is simple: to have a career I'm happy with, live in a place I'm happy with, and have an overall life I'm happy with by the end of the year. Simple but lofty, I might add!
Scott: Steady or quasi-steady employment. Something that lets me plan past three months in the future. Beyond that, get a story completed and/or polished and start looking into e-publishing. Some of my NaNoWriMo efforts could be sale-able, at least to the general public if not to a publisher proper. Cuddle my cats daily.
Ewen: There are a bunch of things I want to do in 2012 (writing books, designing games, designing smartphone apps, etc.), but right now the #1 spot is taken up by Golden Sky Stories (also known as Yuuyake Koyake). This is a Japanese tabletop RPG that I translated and will be publishing hopefully in early 2012. It's a wonderful game that brings a uniquely heartwarming feel to RPGs, and I've been wanting to get it into people's hands in English for a number of years now. I partnered with a friend to form Star Line Publishing (www.starlinepublishing.com) to publish it and other games, and we're getting close to launching a Kickstarter fundraising drive to pay for the first print run.
Serdar: Finish the book! More than anything else, get that book finished and polished. Everything else can sorta kinda go take a hang. :D
Jason: My number one goal for 2012 is to help build Comics Bulletin into a world class fan interest website with a huge diversity of extremely high quality content. I have the right staff in place and they are all bought into my vision. Now we just need to execute on the vision and, most importantly, publicize the site in a way that will help drive traffic and keep users coming back.
The biggest obstacle for success from my standpoint is my day job. I like what I do during the day and my new job has worked out extremely well. I love working long hours at this work, and I know in 2012 the compensation for this job will be extremely good by my standards. I already find it hard to carve out enough time to work on Comics Bulletin when I'm working 50 hours a week on mobile apps; how will it be when I work 65 or 70 hours a week?
Lauren: My primary goal is to revive my blog. 2011 was a year of huge changes for me, and my blog got kind of lost along the way. It got to the point where, if I didn't think a blog post was perfect, I wouldn't put it on the site. I have around 10 posts just languishing in draft mode because I'm not sure they're "good enough." I developed a plan to get out of that mindset–– weekly columns. They'll serve as prompts to force me to get back into a regular writing rhythm.