After being temporarily distracted by that New Girl marathon on TBS, I have regained my focus and am finally ready to write my first blog post of 2016.
I know you’ve been waiting patiently for it, and I apologize for the delay.
The first post of the year really sets the mood for the next 12 months, so I’m going to be super ambitious and try to make this one funny, thought provoking, interactive, and an unforgettable thrill ride that will haunt your dreams.
If I fall short of achieving that, it’s your fault for not dreaming properly.
I made an argument in last night’s post against New Year’s Resolutions. While I don’t make such a list, I do try to set a few goals for myself to make the year more exciting.
I’m going to share some of those goals with you now…
I hope to share more in the new year. Look at that. I can already check off that one.
I think it’s time to expand the reach of the Modern Philosopher beyond the confines of WordPress. I submitted several posts to The Huffington Post last month, but never heard back from them.
I’m not good at the whole “getting my work out there” thing, so if anyone would like to suggest a site or publication that might be a better fit, I would welcome the input.
I truly do enjoy writing this blog, and I think that there are many more people out there who would convert to the Modern Philosopher’s way of Deep Thought if I could only get my words to their hungry minds.
WordPress has been very good to me, but it is time to grow.
This is also the year to look for an agent or manager again. If I want my writing career to move forward, I really need someone in that capacity working for me.
I’ve had two screenplays produced as feature films, and negotiated both of those deals on my own. I’ve also optioned several scripts and taken on writing jobs without the assistance of an agent or manager.
However, having a full time job really limits the amount of time I have to network and get my screenplays out there. I’d like more paid writing jobs, know I could handle multiple freelance gigs, and would love to write for shows outside of Maine.
I thought this blog would be an excellent way to showcase my work and bring in job offers, but it’s only gotten me The Nite Show gig so far.
In order to really take the next step in my writing career, I need someone who has the time and connections to make my dreams a reality.
If anyone reading this is an agent, or has a good lead on one, I’m finally open to the idea of giving representation a shot again. Please just drop me a line.
The House on the Hill is over one hundred years old, but it’s never been home to a blogger with one million blog hits.
I begin the new year about 236,000 views shy of that goal, and really want to be celebrating that milestone before the ball drops again in Times Square.
I promise to keep writing, and I hope you will keep reading and sharing my posts.
Let’s make this my Million Hits March!
Finally, my most important goal of 2016 is to take on a roommate.
Hopefully, 2016 is the year that Melissa will bring her adorable Irish self across the ocean to become The Lady of The House on the Hill.
If I only achieve that one goal, 2016 will be the most amazing year, Modern Philosophers.
As you know, Melissa faithfully reads this blog and the comments section. So, if some of you were to post comments urging her to move here, she might be inspired.
You make writing this blog so much fun, Modern Philosophers. Thank you for your continued support, and any help you can offer with my achieving my goals for 2016.
Happy New Year!