Okay. So I’ve fallen off the wagon. At least you’re not followers of my Technical blog; that thing hasn’t been updated in ages (kind of reflecting my divergence from the technical world).
Still, I have started going into withdrawal from the attention that I get from posting here, so here I am again.
A few days ago I thought about waxing lyrical about the whole concept of New Year’s Resolutions, and how I barely even make them, let alone stick to them. In fact, I can’t remember a single resolution that I’ve ever made. I suppose that it is entirely possible that I’ve actually stuck to a fair few of them. With a few glaring exceptions, life has pretty much been tending upwards for the last decade and a half, so I can’t really complain.
However, there is something to which I have been paying a little more attention over the past couple of weeks. A while ago I posted a poll asking about what you guys, the people who actually find my writing interesting, would like to see in a travel blog/book kind of thing. “Cultural Issues” won by a country mile. So, in-between changing nappies and getting stung by a Blue Bottle (a.k.a. a Portuguese Man o’ War), I’ve actually been writing my (hopefully one day to be finished) guidebook to surviving Japan.
Yes, I realise that this may well be the ravings of a Japanophile. One thing that is blatantly clear to me is that I am, in fact, not Japanese. Still, I’ve been researching the topic for a good 6 years now, and I have some pretty good references, so I figured it is worth a shot.
However, that’s not really what I was thinking about when I started writing this post. What I started thinking about was my Bucket List.
I don’t have a Bucket List, at least not one that is written down. Having written this, I may actually make one and put it up here somewhere. That way I’ll have my pride to push me forward. In my head, I’ve always had “Write a Book/Screenplay” on there. It’s what led me to write The BBQ and Arctic Gale, and what lit the fire that became the burning obsession with Katawa Shoujo.
So, at the very least, I’m hoping to do a few things this year. One of them is to release my Survival Guide in ebook form. The other is to finally live up to my promise, edit “A Runner’s Afternoon” and “Final Finale” and put them together into another ebook.
And I’d like to ask all of you to actually hold me to it!
Happy New Year!