Posted by: Mark | January 5, 2017

2016 Resolutions

I started doing New Year’s Resolutions on this blog back in 2012. I’ve gone 60% in 2012, 70% in 2013 and 2014, and 65% in 2015. 2016 was a miserable 10%.

1. Writing (Goal – 120,000 words/finish five stories):  Failed – only 38,664 words and four stories. 40,000 words is considered a short novel. I only managed a novella.

2. Publishing (Send out 110 manuscripts): Failed – only 15, the worst I’ve done since 2008.

3. Read Finnegan’s Wake: Failed – Read up to chapter 7, 170 of 540 pages.

4. Read Shakespeare’s sonnets: Actually did it.

5. Visit five new libraries: Failed – only three.

6. 5,000 Push ups/8,000 Leg lifts: Failed – 2,189 and 3,130.

7. Running: 1,500 miles:  Failed – 374.58.

8. Lose 26 pounds: Failed – gained weight.

9. 100 photos of different species: Failed – only about 70.

10. Year of Mercy: Failed – 2 of 14 goals.

The year was bad overall but I just lost interest after a while.

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