Monday, December 10, 2012

New Year's 2012 Resolutions.

I made three New Year's Resolutions back on January 1, 2012 (New Year's Resolutions, etc.) I decided to look back and see how I have done.

Learn to use the breadmaker:

Accomplished!! I make bread with this machine all the time now and plan to learn more recipes. Got any good ones?

Learn to make candy:

Accomplished!! I make toffee and know how to tell the difference between the hard ball and the soft ball stage

Publish my game:

*sigh* I have gotten nowhere. I am really stuck on the dragons.

Scratch that. I just had the idea of googling public domain images of dragons and I found a few workable ones. maybe I'll get somewhere toward getting this done after all. I seem to get stuck at every step though. If these dragons work, I'll need to figure out how to make the paths really well, find miniture pictures of castle gates, finalize the design of the board and then figure out how to publish.

Well, at least the rules are ready and the game has been play tested, tweaked and retested and seems ready on that end. It really just is the artwork and publishing. Shpuld I self-publish? Try a small publisher? Go to a game convention?

I don't think I will accomplish this by December 31, but maybe I will get it done eventually....

How are your New Year Resolution's coming along?
What resolutions are you considering for next year?


  1. Sounds like an interesting game with dragons:-) My resolution was to live more fully in each moment. I make this a daily practice.

    1. That's a good resolution! Glad it's working out.

      The game is geared to 8-12 year old boys. It's a race game that involves getting three knights to the castle to help defend it from dragons. There is a lot of math practice along the way.

  2. Good Job. Even if you don't finish the game at least it has been worked on. It sound like something my son would play.

    I don't know if I made any resolutions, I'd have to check my blog posts. But right now I am working on a 101 goals in 1001 days so they could qualify for resolutions I guess.

    1. That's ambitious! Hope it's going well.

  3. We don't make resolutions; we set goals. Which I guess is really the same thing. One of my goals for 2012 was to lose weight. I did. My goal for 2013 is to continue to lose so that I get to my "healthy" weight. Better health. That's my resolution.

    1. A good goal. I am working on that one, too!