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18 December 2007 @ 10:07 am
I noticed a couple days ago that my yearly wordcount goal was a mere 300K. I'd thought it was 350K and that I had no chance of getting to it. But, well, hell, I'm at 264K right now, and there are 14 days (including today) left in the year.

Pffffsssshht. I can do that.

My walking goal is 600 miles. I've done 566.

Pffffsssshht. I can do that.

My reading goal was 78 books (1.5 a week, because it has become depressingly clear to me that I am not reading 2 books a week, although I consider that the bare minimum of what I should be reading, and have not been doing so for, oh, five years now, not since I started pursuing writing with an eye toward publication), and I have read 83 books. This is a relief, because I'm not likely to get much more reading done this year.

I did not lose weight or get 250 new photos up on kitsnaps (though I got well over 150 new photos up, which is good!) or sell 5 more books. I did sell three, though (the next 3 Walker Papers), and 3 is pretty good.

I guess I better go Christmas shopping and come home and get some writing done. 2600 words a day for the next two weeks will put me at my goal.
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: alison krauss: when you say nothing at all
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on December 18th, 2007 11:09 am (UTC)
300,000 words?
Steps back in awe. (I probably only managed that in years when I was teaching, and mostly the words would have been in the form of lectures.)
kitmizkit on December 19th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
*laugh* Thanks. 300K is paltry compared to last year, though, when I did 400K. Still, it's been *more* than enough.
Melindamythrana on December 18th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC)
amazing goals...
Your goals are all really great, but my jaw about dropped when I saw that you needed to write 2600 words a day. Of course then I thought... 'Hey, I did that the other day!' I was very proud for about 2 seconds and then realized you were going to be doing that every day for 2 weeks and *POW* my jaw hit the floor again. It really is sore right now. ;-) So I just thought I would take a moment to pay homage to the writing goddess.

*bows down*

Best of luck with all your goals and Happy Holidays!
kitmizkit on December 19th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Re: amazing goals...
*grins* 2600 is in fact quite respectable. It's my day job, of course, so that helps in doing it daily. :)

*wraps up your poor sore jaw* :)
cearabredecearabrede on December 18th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
Best of luck meeting the rest of your goals, although I'm sure you don't need it. (Though 2600/day for 2 wks is... a lot.) Happy holidays, Catie!

kitmizkit on December 19th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Ah, but it's less distressing to consider than 3650 for 10 days, somehow. :)

Happy holidays to you too!
Tayefethtayefeth on December 19th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
You may have other goals, but as long as you keep selling more Walker Papers books, I am one happy sheep:-)
kit: walkerpapersmizkit on December 19th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
As long as you and thirty thousand other people keep buying them, I expect I will. :)