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…)

From the Bennington Banner! Geekdom for caretakers, feminism for geeks!

It’s primarily centered on my GeekMom blogging and the Geek Mom book but both my aunts saw it on Facebook and then my Mom saw the print version.

A nice late Christmas present! :)

 

So I did this awesome podcast with Kate Kotler, the Comix Chix! It’s up on GeekNation and I talk about the GeekMom book and other stuff.

Check it out! :)


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.

 

We’re doing a steampunk week over at GeekMom, so pop in this week and check out the articles.

I’m particularly taking notes on the Steampunk tea post that we’ll be running but we also have a giveaway going all week as well.

Steampunk Week on GeekMomI
And just in time, I finished my steampunk detective story and sent it off to my editor. Wish me luck.

I learned a few things while writing it:

1. Doyle was a genius at creating mysteries. They are *hard.*
2. World-building is needed even in a short story. That took the longest to sort out.
3. Why did I wait so long to write a Sherlock Holmes-type story? That was So. Much. Fun. Even the title was fun. “The Case of the Brimstone Contract.”

I usually don’t post about articles I’ve put up at GeekMom but this one touches on a subject that interests me intensely.

Not that I like the Twilight series (I don’t) but how it’s hit a hot button. Especially the backlash against it, which is partially logical–not a good model for teen girls–and partially about how, eww.., girls made vampires sparkly.

And also how calling something “girly” seems the most serious of insults for men.

So, please, check it out.

 

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!