I had so many resolutions this year that I need to make categories. Here’s the list of them on my Resolution Redux post.
Let’s see how I did:
Write 2000 words a week for The Mystery of the Dancing Lights (Fail)
I failed at this one. I have 30000 words when I was hoping to have twice that. But I did manage to add another 5000 words to Paragenesis so yay?
Write a Monthly Serial Story (Success)
I’ve been writing the serial story every month since January and I have one bonus episode to post on New Year’s Day. Start reading Devices of Desire.
I learnt this year that I’m not great at making romance the forefront and that I hate love triangles.
Finish the new content for FADDS and playtest it (Success)
I finished the extra content early this fall and Playtesting is going well. Almost done the current campaign and I plan on running a new high level campaign to playtest the later levels.
Pitch Everdome and the Super-Secret Project (Success)
I managed to finish this early in the year. Unfortunately everyone involved is ridiculously busy. I’m hoping it’ll gain more steam when the book is published but I have plans for something new next year.
Start getting a short story collection together (Success)
The collection is ready for editing and I need a few filler bits, but overall this is a great success and I’ll hopefully be pitching it in the new year.
Write the Bookend Material for the Short Story Collection (Fail)
It’s been a slow writing year for me and I’ve barely started on this. Pushed to next year.
Rewrite the introduction to FADDS (Fail)
This should have been the easy part… I forgot. Next year.
JenEric Designs and Coffee (3/3)
Continue to ensure there’s content 5 days a week on JenEric Designs (Success)
There is only a week or so left in 2018 so I’m safely going to say this is a success.
Test, Design, and Produce 2 new coffee flavours (Success)
I’ve tested and created 3 new flavours for JenEric Coffee. Minty Mountain, Beanpool, and Waking Dead. I’ve also started work on next year’s flavours.
Look into pricing and interest in CoasteRPG (Success)
Interest is great, pricing not so much. It’s extremely expensive to print double sided coasters that can be dry erased. I’m going to need to think more on this.
Edit and send Dinosaur Road Trip to a willing beta reader (Fail)
No excuses here I just couldn’t bring myself to even look at this manuscript. It’s too sad and personal and I had a bad year for stress.
Edit and Submit A Case of Synchronicity to my publisher by end of summer. (Success)
Read 30 books by authors I have interacted with (Success)
I will fail my goodreads book challenge but unless something terrible happens I succeeded at this. The difference is 2 books. Since I beta read 2 books for the fantastic S.M. Carrière, I consider this a success.
Play more Videogames (Partial Success)
I have played a lot of Lego Incredibles with my wonderful wife. We’re almost done the game. It’s not a lot more but it is more.
I plan on trying some Disney Infinity during the holidays with my daughter and seeing how that goes.
Finish Star Trek: Discovery (Success)
I succeeded pretty quick with this and I’m glad I finished. I enjoyed the last episode and have adored the shorts they’ve released. I’m even willing to give season 2 a chance.
Final Tally (10.5/15)
Wow 70%, that’s possibly my best score since I started doing this. *Runs to blog to check* Second best result. In 2014 I had 3 resolutions and succeeded at all of them. 2015 was 65%, 2016 was 55%, and 2017 was 65%.
So I guess this means I need a lot more resolutions for next year? Maybe not, we’ll see.
How did your 2018 resolutions go?