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101 in 1001 days 2011 edition, update

An updated version and still in progress version of my list in no particular order:

 

  1. Graduate from Uni/2 bach degrees/thinking about Grad school
  2. Goto Japan
  3. Write a choose your own adventure as an iphone app or write a serial story for the iphone.
  4. Write a RPG book—it might be a World of Darkness fan thing but who knows.
  5. I would like to do a collaboration project for an app for the iphone with a couple of friends and use Kickstarter (maybe) to help fund us.
  6. Write about demons
  7. Write about a baker (2 books, 80K+ each next year)
  8. Continue doing Nanowrimo and script frenzy
  9. Edit and polish large stack of books
  10. I want to write and direct more indy short films.
  11. Beat 5 Japanese PSP games (1/5)
  12. Beat FF7 in Japanese
  13. Beat FF8 in Japanese
  14. Beat FF9 in Japanese
  15. Beat FF13 in Japanese
  16. Read 10 books in Japanese
  17. Chinese, Chinese, I want to learn some Chinese. I’ve been collecting resources and you should know when I get into a collecting phase, I don’t stop until I know everything there is to know out there on Chinese materials. I have a suspicion I’m going to be playing FF7 in Chinese at some point.
  18. Release an album of a buncha songs I’ve wrote and do some shows in Portland to promote the album.
  19. Reading more Japanese, English and Chinese. Comic books, UF, YA, Manga, CYOA, Scifi, Non-fiction, I would like to read at least 60-80 books a year.
  20. I would like to make my own beer/wine just for the hell of it.
  21. I want to volunteer more of my time. Specifically every year for my birthday I want to volunteer my time to a cause I like.
  22. Keep sending more of my short story work out to publishers.

Added:

  1. Publish a collection of fiction and poetry through IPRC [Pre-production started]
  2. Continue working on and finish Requiem for Roma Project
  3. Open an IRA/Roth
  4. Start a CD
  5. Rebuild the slush fund and rainy day fund
  6. Check in periodically at Virtual Stock Exchange and change as needed
  7. Continually check budget and maintain all expenses
  8. Go to SanFran
  9. Go back to Seattle
  10. Have my own radio show
  11. Have at least 25 more crazy adventures which ends up with me getting inspired (1/25)
  12. Become proficient in PS
  13. Become proficient in InDesign
  14. Become proficient in Illustrator
  15. Learn HTML5
  16. Continue studying history and art
  17. Read anthropology books/take a class
  18. Continue exploring radically different genres of music than what I grew up with
  19. Write 1+ guest post on a sociological imagination/geeky type of blog
  20. Participate more in my other communities in person
  21. Participate in 3 different rallies/protests
  22. Write your representative at least 20 times on various bullshit that must be addressed (7/20)
  23. Get a drivers license
  24. Go to a Con
  25. Get rejected 100 times (13/100)
  26. Get completed books in front of Agents/Editors
  27. Take Bind5 class
  28. Take Letterprint class
  29. Release Fic+Poetry through IPRC
  30. TL 10 more short stories
  31. Write 5 game reviews
  32. Take JLPT 2
  33. Buy a sword replica or a gun

 

More as I think along, stay tuned!

 

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Exciting news

Already gaining interest into one of my new goals, ~101 goals in 1001 days, 2011 edition~ to help do the concept work and writing for an app or a game for the android. Was hoping to do one for the iphone but the costs of doing that is getting in the way.

I’m excited about working on this, I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet but all of you will be in the loop.

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Good news: I’m thinking one of my stories is going to be published. Hell yes! More details to come when I know them. I got a couple more rejections and I’m fine with that, I’ll find homes for these stories.

Soon I’m going to be on a plane to go visit family in Spokane. Go haunt some old hangouts and see some friends too. One of my favorite hangouts was a quirky little indy bookstore called The Tree Of Knowledge. Excellent name, right? Independent bookstores are so lovely, there’s a large multi-floor one in Spokane, the name escapes me at the moment, but I’ve been there a few times and its about the closest as it comes to Powells.

I’ve been busy editing, reading in Japanese, and trying to translate an article, this one specifically, if you’re that curious.  Doing some more research on places to send my work and I have been working on my cover letters as well.

On the music front, I’ve been busy practicing and getting ready to record some more tracks. Hoping I can get it all done within the next couple of months for an October release and Fall/Winter Portland and greater Portland tour. My band name? I’m going with The Supernalists. More info to come the closer to release date, I swear.

Table top gaming is going fantastic, we’re near the climax of the arc and I’m looking forward to kicking some ass. I’m excited about Chris Handley‘s (I secretly call him Doctor Awesome, don’t tell anyone!) release of his Changeling Venice book. I’ve been thinking about running a game of Changeling set in Eureka, California for a while. My group wants to have a masquerade ball and I’m pretty sure the Venice book has some of that in there. At least, I’ve read chunks of his group’s gameplay stuff on it. Very interesting and looking forward to reading it.