I thought about writing a long essay about the year, but I find that I don’t really have the interest. I’m eager to get 2007 done with. Bring on 2008.
Instead, I’ll just give the powerpoint-presentation highlights:
WORST PART OF 2007: Being diagnosed with cancer.
BEST PART OF 2007: The success of the treatment for the cancer.
WORK ACHIEVEMENT OF 2007: Adamant’s sales increasing by 20% over the previous year.
FAVORITE BOOK OF 2007: Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch.
FAVORITE FILM OF 2007: Grindhouse, by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
FAVORITE RPG OF 2007: It pre-dates 2007, but that’s when I got it, so: Spirit of the Century.
FAVORITE ALBUM OF 2007: There were a bunch of good ones. If I had to pick one: Mark Ronson’s Version.
FAVORITE TV SHOW OF 2007: A tie between Doctor Who and Mad Men.
Plans for 2008: Expansion of Adamant into non-RPG entertainment fields (fiction, and some other stuff — more on this in a “state of Adamant” post on the company weblog later this week), and a more concerted effort on my part to devote time and attention to my own writing as well.
Beyond that? Who knows — 2007 felt like a lost year, spent in reacting and recovery, which had me missing opportunities. My plan in 2008 is to re-boot and take advantage of opportunities as they come.
Happy New Year.