Friday, December 30, 2011

How I did on 2011 goals

It's almost the new year, so before I set any new resolutions, I'm going to see how I've done this year on my old ones:

Write 30 poems, 5 short stories, and 1 novel
According to what I've posted on my poetry blog, I've only written 10 poems, and 2 of those were originally written when I was 15. I started a few short stories, but haven't finished them, and I attempted to write a novel in NaNoWriMo, but that didn't completely work. Well, can't say I didn't try.

Learn about queries and associating with the publishing industry
Nope, sorry. Too busy this year.

Be part of 1 or 2 writing groups. One online, and perhaps one offline.
Well, I joined an offline writing group that meets on Saturdays at my local library, so that's good.

Attend writing conventions and events

Shake hands with more famous authors than I did last year
Wish I could have.

Meet at least 3 of my Blogger friends.
I'm sad that I didn't do this. ~,~

Maintain To-Read list
It's hard enough to remember to review what I have already read, let alone keep track what I want to read in the future.

Read at least 10 TOTALLY AWESOME books
Oh, sure I did that! I may not have read as much as I did in 2010, but I can always manage to read 10 awesome books... It's hard to decide which books were the best, though, because I've read lots of series this year. So here's what I'd say the best ones were: 1~The Book Thief, 2~Anything by James Patterson, particularly the "Maximum Ride" series, 3~I am the Messenger, 4~Anything by Dan Savage, 5~Remember Me?, 6~The "Absolute Boyfriend" series, 7~ The "Chobits" series, 8~Room, 9~Half Brother, 10~Anything by Alex Sanchez, particularly the "Rainbow Boys" trilogy.

Become I-level player in Cashflow
This didn't work out, because I somehow couldn't log into the game anymore, and anyway, I stopped getting addicted to the game. Good riddance.

Change blog layout every 2 months
Well, I wasn't always diligent about this one. I've got a new setup now, but I had my old one for quite a few months.

See snow
No. ~,~ Hopefully in 2012!!!

Become a money-magnet
I've made some extra money, I suppose.

Avoid movie previews
Haha, this was impossible to keep up.

Finish all 10 Toastmaster Speeches
Yes, thank goodness I did this. ^,^

Make at least 1 person (besides myself) happy every day.
No way I could keep track of whether I kept this goal or not. I'd like to believe I did...

1 comment:

Silvergal said...

So proud of you Bettina for making the goals in the first place, and for all you have accomplished this are amazing...xoxo