Jan 01 2010

2010 Resolutions and Recap of 2009

Published by at 1:43 am under B. Mac,Navel-Gazing,Superhero Nation

My resolutions for 2009 were:

  1. Expand SN to 500,000 hits and 1.5 million page-views. That didn’t happen, but I did end up increasing my hits by 100% and my page-views by 150%.   I’m especially happy about getting my bounce-rate from 59% down to 52%.
  2. Get a comic book published. It hasn’t happened yet but I think I’m at the finish line.  I submit in late February and anticipate the first round of responses by May.
  3. Finish writing the nonfiction book. I have finished the manuscript, but I think it’ll take me a year or two to get it published.  (I need to get some fiction published first).
  4. Work on my novel. I gave up on this, actually.
  5. Find a fulltime job. Got it!

My resolutions for 2010 are…

  1. Get the comic book published! I send it out in late February or early March.  Additionally, my sales goal is at least 750 copies of the first issue.    (Maybe not that difficult; I have about 100 spoken for).
  2. Double SN’s audience again. It won’t happen unless I get published.  Most importantly, that’ll make my advice more credible.  Secondarily, my publisher will probably give me minor promotional assistance.
  3. Beat minimum wage with my side-work. I anticipate I’ll spend around 2000 hours this year working on stuff outside of my day job (running SN, doing freelance work, my comic book, etc).  So I’m gunning for $12,000–I’m on pace through mid-January, but I need to keep the clients coming.
  4. Get a Wikipedia article. Damn you, notability!   I assume that this will happen within a month or two of getting published.
  5. Get my book of superhero writing advice published in 2010 or 2011.
  6. Reduce the bounce-rate for new users to 54%. I bounced about 64% of my new readers in December 2009.  (Note: returning users are less likely to bounce because I’ve already built up some credibility with them by the time they decide to return).

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “2010 Resolutions and Recap of 2009”

  1. Contra Gloveon 05 Jan 2010 at 5:15 am

    I recall you saying that you turned the novel into the comic book.

  2. B. Macon 05 Jan 2010 at 7:11 am

    Yeah, it’s a pretty similar story in a different medium. The main character has changed, though. (Lash -> Agents Black and Orange).

  3. Wingson 05 Jan 2010 at 11:21 am

    I could get you a TVTropes article…Not exactly the same, though. *sigh*

    – Wings

  4. thepopeofbeerson 09 Jan 2010 at 10:41 pm

    TV Tropes > Wikipedia

  5. B. Macon 09 Jan 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I use TV Tropes a lot more than Wikipedia, but I think that Wikipedia is a better benchmark for having “arrived” as a writer. Nonetheless, I would really enjoy having a TV Tropes page.

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