• My New Year’s Hopes

    2014-new-year-resolutionYeah, I know everyone’s got a New Year’s resolution that they probably won’t keep, so I am going to label mine as “hopes” – because that is really what resolutions end up being anyway and I always strive to live in reality.

    For starters, I want to thank everyone who has supported my efforts over the last year. All the financial contributions I have received really helped. But more than that, I really appreciate everyone who shared my Skeptic Ink posts and Examiner & HuffPo articles and I hope that this year I will continue to write content that you find share-worthy. I also really appreciate your comments particularly in the comment sections of the articles as opposed to just on Facebook. I hope to be open to your suggestions and constructive criticism.

    I am really hoping to have a chapter in two different skeptic/atheist books published in 2014. I can’t really give any details on this yet, but it is in the works and currently out of my control. On a similar note – and this is more in my control – I am hoping to publish my first book this year. It will be a blog-to-book format, drawing from some of my favorite posts with updated material and maybe a new chapter or two as well. I just have to find the time to finish working on it and getting it out there.

    Then there are my other book projects. I have been very slowly working on about half a dozen book ideas featuring completely new material. My problem is that I am pretty unfocused with these. I tend to think that one of these projects is awesome, work feverishly on it, and then find a different awesome book project to work feverishly on. I go back and forth between them and never end up getting any of them finished. So maybe this year I can get at least one of these projects done and find a publisher for at least one of them this year.

    I am also hoping to write more Examiner articles this year. I have been kind of lax with Examiner lately and I feel bad about that. Their support team sometimes drives me crazy and that can be discouraging. Still, I miss my journalistic tendencies and I feel that I have let a lot of my regular readers down by not publishing there more frequently.

    Hopefully, 2014 will be a productive year and we can make the world a better place than it was in 2013. That’s always the goal. Let’s create more rational minded individuals this year.

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    Article by: Staks Rosch

    Staks Rosch is a writer for the Skeptic Ink Network & Huffington Post, and is also a freelance writer for Publishers Weekly. Currently he serves as the head of the Philadelphia Coalition of Reason and is a stay-at-home dad.