1. write 400,000 words
»» Accomplished! Buh.
2. walk 600 miles
»» Nearly accomplished. 541 miles. Huh. Not bad. :)
3. read 104 books
»» Read 83. That's actually a hell of a lot better than I've done for several years.
4. lose 12 pounds
»» My people do not speak of this.
5. sell 3 books
»» ...I don't think I sold *any* books in 2006. I signed contracts for 6 (3 of which fell out of the schedule) but nary a new contract in sight. That's okay. I'll see if I can't make up for it this year. :)
Weirdly enough, looking at the last year's accomplishments, the list doesn't seem to come anywhere near representing the amount of *work* I did.
For the first time I think I'm going to cut back on my ytd wordcount goal. This is the first year I've *made* 400K, and my conclusion is, "*Fuck* that's a lot of writing." I can't actually quite believe I did it. I only have two books due in 2007, and while I'm eager to get ahead of the curve, man. I think I'll aim for a smaller number this time, and if I write more than that, well, that's okay too.
Similarly with my reading list. I still feel pretty strongly that 104 books is the absolute minimum I should be reading in a year, but I don't think I've managed that since I started writing with the intent to get published. 5 years is long enough to learn that I'm not going to make that goal. :p
1. write 300,000 words
2. read 78 books
3. walk 600 miles
4. sell 5 books
5. add another 250 photos to kitsnaps
6. instigate a monthly Adventure Day for traveling around Ireland
7. reach weight loss goal
That looks pretty good. :)
miles to Dunharrow: 27
Oh, yes, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)