Most of the time, I’m flailing about, trying to do multiple projects at once, juggling my kids, things that need doing around the house, and finding a small sliver of time to relax.

Making resolutions exhaust me because they tend to loom as yet more things that Must.Be.Done.

Instead, today, I’m going to take a look back and remind myself that I actually accomplished stuff in 2012 and that if I just keep my head down and cheerfully slog my way to greatness, this list next year will also remind me that, hey, I did stuff!

1. Cross that off the bucket list.

I wrote and had a comic story published, “The Promise,”a dream I’ve had since the first time I picked up a comic. This one was a long time coming, about four days, but so worth it that when I received the pages from my artist, the awesomely talented Cassandra James, I cried.

Page Two of "Promise"

2. GeekMom the blog and book.

A labor of love!

I never expected to be the author of a non-fiction book. I knew I loved blogging, so I was thrilled to be added in as a contributor to the GeekDad blog on Wired.Com. And spinning off GeekMom with my three co-editors, Kathy Ceceri, Natania Barron and Jenny Williams was a labor of love to give a voice to those who I felt strongly needed one.

So, yeah, this year, GeekMom accepted a contract to provide content to Wired.com, joining the GeekDad site!

And a book that we put together at crunch time, Geek Mom: Projects, Tips & Adventures for Moms and Their 21st Century Families, was published in October by Potter Craft of Random House Publishing.  (more…)


Watch live video from PAX East 2012 on TwitchTV

Yes, I’m in there. ACK. I can’t watch myself on TV but the whole panel was a lot of fun so hopefully you all are much easier on me than I am on myself. :)

We talked about numerous things, playing games with kids, how to geek them up, how to figure out what geeky stuff they enjoy but I believe it starts off with the question of what order to show your kids the Star Wars movies.

If this doesn’t work, you can try it over on the Twitch TV site.

 

It’s a fairly long interview but I start with talking about my geeky self. And why my getting angry led to writing and then selling Dinah of Seneca.

She asks good questions. :) Also, there’s even a photo of me. That I kinda like.

Make with the clicky!