Hello My Imaginary Friends,
So 2016 is almost over. A lot of good things happened to me and my family this year. The best of which being Keladry, AKA Baby Dragon.
Let’s see how well I did with my resolutions for 2016:
1. Write 500 words a day – Pass
I might not have written every day, but between the blog, stories, and novels, I’ve written approximately 120,000 this year. It’s not quite 500 a day, but I wrote most days and that’s a good thing.
2. Complete Everdome before April – Fail
I finished before July and I’m still editing it, but at least I’m not a total slacker.
3. Start and finish a new novel – Half Pass
I’ve started The Copper Tarnish and I’m roughly a third of the way through, which is pretty good. I won’t have the time to finish it this year.
4. Read 30 books – Fail
As I’m writing this, I’m at 23 books for the year and I don’t think I’ll make it. A combination of Pokémon Go taking up my bus rides this summer and not having bus rides since September.
5. Write a Monthly or Bimonthly Serial Story – Pass
Wargrave Island was the most difficult serial story so far, but I’m happy with what I learned during it. I’m also happy that I managed to finish it without much trouble.
6. Test, Produce, and Develop a total of 16 Coffee flavours – Pass
At JenEric Coffee’s website we have 16 different flavours available and I have another 5 potential ones for next year. So yay coffee!
7. Develop a simple concept for a Youtube show – Half Pass
I have the concept but not the enthusiasm to actually make it. I think I may need to rethink how much I want to have a YouTube show.
8. Playtest the various stages of FADDS and prepare it for submission in 2017 – Fail
I played two games a week of FADDS and managed to get the system to a wonderful balance. Then in September I came up with 3 new power types for players and ran out of time before Baby Dragon came around. It’s close but it’ll have to go into next year’s resolutions.
9. Update JenEric-Designs.ca and add a proper webstore – Pass
I updated the look and feel of the website and built a total of 3 webstores before settling on the one we’re using for coffee.
10. Prepare Memories of Faust for submission (Added Mid Year) – Pass
Looks like I managed six out of ten resolutions. 60% is a pass in my book. I make these in order to push myself and to be completely honest I don’t expect that I will finish them all, but I’m extremely proud of what I have accomplished this year.
Stay tuned on Thursday for my 2017 New Years Resolutions.
How’d you do this year?