A belated Happy New Year to all!
I don't know what it was about 2010—maybe it's true what they say about Tiger years, because it was a tough year for just about everyone I know, including me.
I had an awesome year in many ways. The publication of ROCK PAPER TIGER and the successes I've had with that exceeded my expectations (which I always tried to keep in check). But it was tough as well, a real adjustment with which I'm still struggling (NOTE TO SELF: Obsessively checking Google Alerts and Amazon rankings probably NOT the best way to ease the adjustment process).
To sum: a lot of very high highs and really low lows.
This coming year is Year of the Rabbit in Chinese astrology, which if you believe in these things, means we should collectively have a calmer, more relaxing year with a greater focus on peace and diplomacy. Here's hoping. I think most of us could use that.
I have a half-written post or two on my latest China trip, which I'll put up over the next few days—yeah, one of my resolutions is to more regularly update this blog.
Other resolutions? Nothing very interesting. Make better use of my time. Lose ten pounds. Organize my house.
I'm not going to resolve to write another book, because that's just what I do, at this point.
All my best to everyone for 2011!