December 31st, 2006


a quick look forward and back

I don't make resolutions, 'cause I don't keep them. I have, though, for some years, created a list of goals to accomplish, and so will continue to do that.

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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

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That looks pretty good. :)

miles to Dunharrow: 27

Oh, yes, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)