January 5

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Welcome to 2011. So far the New Year has been pretty decent for me.

My golf game is a little shaky right now, and the Spurs record is coming back down to earth. But the NFL playoffs are underway and after a brief sojurn to visit my family up in Canada, I’ve left winter behind for another year. All-in-all I’d say that’s a fair trade.

I’m still plugging away on my latest unnamed project. I was hoping to have some actual details for you by now but things are progressing more slowly than I expected on the PR and Marketing fronts. But since I can’t update you on my work, I figured I’d give you a glimpse into my personal life. Specifically, my resolutions for 2011. (Feel free to check back next week for a more relevant update if this holds no interest for you whatsoever – I won’t be offended.)

I’ll start with something utterly stereotypical. I’m going to try and drop 30 pounds by my birthday (July 28). I’m turning 40 this year, so it’s time to start taking better care of my body. I don’t want to be one of those guys who drops dead on the golf course from a heart attack at 50.

Speaking of golf, I’m going to try and play in more competitive tournaments this year. I could say I want to improve my game, but that’s always the case. So this year I’m going to give myself a reason to get better. Fortunately, living in Texas gives me plenty of opportunity to test my mettle in tournament play. I may not be ready for the PGA (yet), but this should give me a taste of what competition does to my game.

This is also the year I finally get an agent for the first book in my original fantasy trilogy. Last year I was determined to finish Children of Fire and send it out, but things didn’t pan out. So this year I’m hoping a publicly declared resolution will give me the kick I need to get it done.

Finally, I’m going to give in to the urgings of my friends and join Facebook. I’ve held off on this for quite a while because I never seem to have enough free time, and by all accounts Facebook is a ravenous monster that devours spare hours at an alarming rate. But the peer pressure has simply become too much. As soon as I finish my current project at the end of this month, I’ll drink the kool-aid.

So does this mean we can be friends on Facebook? Uh… no. I’m joining Facebook to stay in touch with family and close personal acquaintances that live too far away to see on a regular basis. I’m not looking for a way to connect with my fans – that’s what this website is for. If you have a problem with that, go ahead and e-mail me with your complaint. Just don’t try to contact me through Facebook to tell me what a jerk I am, because I’ll just ignore you.

(There are a couple of Drew Karpyshyn fan pages on Facebook so I guess you could join those if you really want to. Not sure where those came from, and I haven’t had any connection with them so far, but maybe after I join Facebook I’ll look into it.) 

So there you have it. My resolutions to try and improve myself and my life over the next year. (Plus more evidence that I really am a bit of a jerk.)

Drew

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