As this is the last day of 2014, as I have done the last few years, I thought it would be appropriate to take a look back at 2014 and think about plans for next year. 2014 was a pretty good year:
•I did some more work for Comic Heroes and for Imagine FX, although with Comic Heroes gone, after four years there won’t be any more work for them. I also got an article in Esquire Weekly, although sadly that has closed.
•I did some more work for digital magazine Cult TV Times and we almost struck a deal for TRIPWIRE. But with the future of CTT uncertain, it is not that likely that this will com to fruition.
•Speaking of TRIPWIRE, the digital edition was launched and didn’t really do what it was supposed to do. The TRIPWIRE 21st anniversary book from 2013 didn’t work out the way we’d planned either so we have put TRIPWIRE to one side for the moment.
•I moved the blog from blogspot to here, which does look a lot nicer.
•On the subbing front, I had a big chunk of freelance work that saw me through from February to the end of November for a variety of different places which was good.
•Regarding my photography, I made a few small sales on RedBubble and I got myself a new SLR, which should keep me going for a few years. Despite the fact that they were only a few sales, they were more sales than I made when I first signed up with RB a few years ago. I also put a load of new photos up on flickr.
•I got to 10,000 words of a second draft with my detective novel, which I am proud that I managed to achieve this.
So 2015 is upon us and there are a number of things I intend to do (this blog post is as much a plan for myself as it is a look back)
•With my instagram account now up and running, I shall be sticking photos up there regularly.
•I have registered tripwiremagazine.co.uk and from around February this year, we shall be sticking stuff up on it on a regular basis, so we can keep TRIPWIRE out there and I can keep my hand in.
•I’ll be doing more with my photography including putting more up on Redbubble and looking at the logistics of putting on a photo exhibition funded by crowdfunding.
•I’ll be doing more with my fiction including finishing the second draft and getting through a third draft to send to an agent.
•I shall still be freelancing, writing for whoever will accept my pitches and subbing, but I’ll be casting my net wider for other freelance work like photo retouching and graphic design, building on a book project I designed in 2014.
I have a lot of plans for next year and hopefully some of them will happen.
To everyone who visits here, have a great New Year and I’ll see you in 2015…