Let’s hope our earth fares better in 2012 than the earth from Metamorphosis Odyssey anyway! But, as a matter of fact, over the summer I honestly had personal feelings that the Inkwell Awards as an ongoing operation was doomed to destruction….even after accomplishing so much in a successful fourth season! My work scheduled picked up starting in the spring and I was barely able to carry operations through to the Heroes Con awards ceremony in June. And I wasn’t sure when it would let up.
Due to personal and private matters some on the committee went on sabbaticals early in 2011 and I found myself alone to handle various functions. Should the spigot of inking gigs keep pouring into late 2011, I had my doubts about running things in any way, and in my opinion on one on the team had the availability and/or know-how to run things as interim director in my absence.
Bob Shaw had retired, taking his wife and contributor Kim with him. Nathan Massengill grew more and more out of communication until be totally disappeared in the fall. My fellow founders Danny Best and Jimmy Tournas were side-tracked over the summer with other matters in their lives. Our upgraded wordpress website was out of date and missing resources from the original site, with no one capable or available to handle it. And we’d been having some account issues with our primary fundraising source eBay and our budgetary funds were running out. Wouldn’t you panic?