Well, 2009 is off with a bang.
So far my publisher is in dire straits, with many of the employees working second jobs and not taking pay for their publishing-related work, and now my primary job is going through a 7% layoff!! Ugh! Thankfully I should be okay from this due to paygrade and seniority, though there may be people who can 'bump' me, there are others lower down the ladder that I could then 'bump'. All kinda annoying, and a bummer for those who have no one left to bump when it's all said and done. Company lost $3 million in 2008.
On that note, and due to the publisher's woes, I'm considering a few web-only alternatives to my writing work. Stay tuned for updates in the near future (yes, as in by the weekend if things go according to plan). May not pay the bills, but at least people will be able to have access to my work one way or another.