301 – “I don’t feel dead!”

I know I’m a little late with this, but I thought that I’d do one of those “New Year Resolutions” posts that’s so popular with all the kids on the Interwebs these days. 😉

For 2012, here’s what I hope to accomplish with MeatShield:

  1. Publish the second book. Right now, it’s under the working title of “The Race for the Mystic Doo-Dads,” but that most likely will change. I hope to be able to afford to print up my own books, instead of going through Lulu.com, whose print quality has been… okay. Not horrible, but I’ve had some friends who ordered copies of The Quest for the Scepter Thingie to give as gifts that ended up with one copy that was missing about 15 pages. If you have ordered a copy of TQFTST and it ended up being defective, it needs to be returned to Lulu. Right now, everything with Book Two is in the planning stages, and I *should* have it available by late October 2012.
  2. Increase the readership of the site. Right now, about 400 or so people are reading MeatShield regularly, which is amazing! However, I would like to grow this little community of ours by at least a factor of ten.
  3. Offer more MeatShield merchandise for you folks. I flirted a little bit with using Café Press to offer a cap and a t-shirt, but I’d like to know from you all what you would like. Nailmoor shot glasses? T-Shirts from the Kilanio Tourism Board? Character sketches for your personal RPG characters? I’m open to any and all suggestions.

That’s all I’ve got for now. I’ll probably be adding to or clarifying this list later on, but I feel like this is a good starting point.