Back in January, I wrote up some resolutions I had for the new year. I came up with four (plus one in the comments). Here’s how I’m doing.
- Finish at least two novel length stories.[INCOMPLETE]
No progress here, sadly, although I’ve started on yet another story that’s turning out to be of novel length. I think that this one’s still possible. I may not be able to write two novel length stories, but at the very least one should be done.
- Post more free stuff. [INCOMPLETE]
Let’s see. In 2011, I posted six free stories. In 2012, I’ve posted one (Moving Mrs. Mitchell). However, my philosophy has also changed. One day soon, I’ll write a much lengthier blog post on the matter. The short of it is that now that I’m distributing through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, etc., I have less time to craft separate stories for the free sites. It’ll still happen—in fact, I’m working on one now—but I will probably not be doubling the number of free stories posted per year, as I initially said.
- Redesign kennywriter.com.[ACCOMPLISHED]
This one’s done. Boom. Still need to fix the stories page, but for now, it’ll do.
- Get published. [ACCOMPLISHED]
I’m very happy to have checked this one off. It’s a lot more work than I realized (between the editing, formatting, designing of covers, working with distributors, there’s almost no time to write) but it’s definitely a rewarding experience. And if, for some reason, you’re reading this blog and didn’t know I’ve got books out there, the redesign of this site has a pretty cool portfolio of those ebooks. Check it out!
- Blog more [SORT OF COMPLETE]
This one was added in a comment (by me) and I may delete it. Basically, I’ll blog when I have something to say. Seems pointless to blog just for the sake of blogging. Sometimes, I feel like I’ve got a lot to say. Other times, not so much. I don’t think anyone really wants to hear the ins and outs of my days, as exciting as they typically are. So if this year happens to be one where I had more to say than last, then this resolution will complete itself.
So there it is. Not counting #5, I’m at 50%, and we’re just past the 50% mark on the year. Not bad. Unfortunately for me, one of those resolutions is a doozy, and the other I’m not going to bother accomplishing. Oh well. Who ever sticks to their resolutions, anyway?