You never know what’s going to happen in a year.
For a variety of personal reasons, I had to put the blog in hibernation. I did pop about on the Web here and there and at SFFWorld, but the blog had to lay sleeping, like Princess Aurora. No prince needed for revival, however, just a new year, new goals, same as the rest of the world on this warming ball of ours. But it is something of a new chapter for me in life stuff, so I’ll have to see what I do with it.
One of those things on this blog will be the Women in Action feature — a look at how women actors fared in the big action movies and blockbusters as power players in the past year and what looks to be happening for them in this year ahead. I’ve been doing them annually since 2012, and I always find it an interesting picture of the business, so that will be out this month.
Other than that, you never know what I will do. The suspense is ever present. So check in now and then after I clean up the confetti around here. And have a very good sun journey in 2019.
So it’s that time again when we have artificially put a pin in time and mutually agreed that it is the start of the Earth’s cycle around the sun and a new year, while still gasping from the last days of the old one. Storms are on the horizon, but we’re not entirely sure what they are going to bring. You never know what comes through the window. We all make ourselves new itineraries, promise to clean out the cobwebbed closets and hope. We set up new starting posts and imaginary finish lines. And then we change them. Human beings love markers. And even more we love to change them.
So new year markers are coming up — a run down of some of the novels I’ve read this year, I’m sure there will be plenty of publishing issues coming up and yes, I’m going to be doing the 2016 recap of Women in Film, to be followed by a look at that subject for up-coming films of 2017. But I’m trying not to do too much of a plan right now, because if there’s one thing I’ve learned in life about plans — they always get diverted. But I do like having this space, so let’s see what I do with it.
Greetings and salutations! No, the blog did not die. It just went into the end of the year I’m traveling and family illness hibernation that it usually does. Despite that, I seem to have picked up some followers, so thanks for perusing my corner stump box.
In the coming weeks, I’ll be doing the annual review of Women in Film for 2014 and what we’re looking at there for 2015. There’s going to be stuff on books, stuff on publishing, stuff on stuff, etc. In these days when I’m getting back up to speed, though, I’m going to be cleaning out my metaphorical Internet closets. I have links to articles, humor videos, etc. piled up and I’m going to be offering most of them up. You can pick among them for what interests you.
It was an extraordinary year. Let’s hope 2015 is a good one.