2008 has been a great year for me. There was the publication of my book of course. There were those great trips to California and the Canary Islands and various bits of This Sceptred Isle. And there was the whole getting involved with the splendid chaps from QI business that culminated in me being asked to do some work for this year's annual and meeting all those lovely celebs at the launch party. Whoop! But it was also a year in which I said farewell to some great friends and colleagues as they headed for pastures new upon completing their 30 years in the police. And it left me not only bereft of team-mates but with a lot more work to do. So the final few months of 2008 were exceptionally busy ... and things are likely to remain so for some time yet.
2009 promises to be just as busy, but just as exciting, for me and my chums: old mucker Sarwat Chadda is releasing his first (and much anticipated) novel Devil's Kiss; Joel Meadows and Gary Marshall will be releasing a new Tripwire Annual, a Heroes Special and, if all goes well, a second volume of Studio Space; Danny Schaffer's first film Doghouse should see the light of day (and well-deserved too); Chris Hale and myself will be pitching The Middenshire Chronicles (as featured in this year's QI Annual) at unsuspecting publishers; Luscious Lara Greenway has been shortlisted for the prestigious ScreenEast short films competition; and I will (hopefully) be writing and drawing some bits for the next QI Annual, and pitching at least five new books, two radio series and a handful of screenplays around various companies in the hope that if I sling enough poop I'll catch someone's nostrils. All of which means that I may be kept a little too busy to be quite as bloggingly prolific as I once was.
Therefore I propose to do this: Throughout 2009 I will continue to post up photos, movies, audio clips and anything else that tickles my artifacts (as Ramblin' Sid Rumpo once said) but I will endeavour to write one good feature per week. I'll treat this blog as a newspaper - a Blogspaper if you will - with my regular column appearing every Saturday. That way, it'll give me a week to save up all of my wonder, wide-eyed innocence, anger, vitriol, confusion, stupidity and effervescence for one good blog per week.
So there you have it. My New Year's Resolution for 2009. One good blog post every Saturday for 52 weeks. I hope that you can join me there. Of course, I will also be attempting to shed a walrus worth of blubber too. But that's a standing Resolution every year.
I hope that you all have an utterly fantastic 2009. Cheers!