… and there’s a reason for it. Actually, there are about four reasons, but I can’t reveal any of those just yet. Maybe soon, but for now, I’ll do my best to sneak in some comments here on the blog. Let’s start with New Year’s.

Yep, the end of the year is right around the corner, and I always do a quick evaluation in my personal journal of what I’ve accomplished over the year. It’s always weird because I don’t ever feel like I’m getting much done, but when I sit down to do a tally, it always surprises me (especially considering I usually only have an hour a day for most of this)…

Comic pages written: 296
Prose/article pages written: 168
Screenplay pages written: 172
Journal entries written: 517
Blog entries written: 262
Pages lettered: 160

Not too shabby for a year’s part-time work/fun. And I have a feeling I’m gonna surpass all those marks next year.

Speaking of New Year’s, I hope everyone’s ready to adjust their clocks for this year’s leap second. ^_^ And if anyone’s interested in a breakdown of 2005 notable scientific news items, New Scientist is running a series of articles recapping the year in various scientific areas (environment, technology, biology/medicine, etc). It’s an interesting little look back at what’s been happening this year… from cell phone viruses to mystery mammals in Borneo. Definitely an “interesting” year for watching scientific headlines.

And for those interested, the listing for mine and Seth’s Steampunk Faeries book finally went up over at comiXpress. Response to the book was fairly good, so we’ve already started working on the next chapter. Seth’s working on the design for some really crazy monster concepts I came up with (and I know he’s having fun with them) while I’m picking away at the script in my spare-spare time. We’re debating on whether to do colors on this next one (at the least, we’ll get some nice grayscales to help with the darker atmosphere of the book).

Okay, that’s all the rambling I can spare for now. If I don’t get a chance to post before the 1st, I hope everyone has a great New Year!