Well, we've arrived at the end of another year here at My Pet Blog (and, you know, everywhere else, too.) which means it's time, once again, for that annual rite of torture where I take a look at the year-long goals I set for myself back in January and admit to just how poorly I did with them all.
And you might look at the following list and think that I'm being too hard on myself because I (a) do tend to do that and (b) it's probably not as bad as I think it is, but I like achieving my goals, and I don't like not achieving them. Letting myself off the hook doesn't really send the proper message, I don't think, and so I am going to give myself a serious scolding and very possibly take away my Firefly DVDs until my performance improves.
And on that shiny note, here's how 2013 went:
1. Publish Effigy.
Nope. That didn't happen. Last January I was so convinced that I'd be able to make it happen. 365 days in which to make it happen...and I didn't. Again. We are not amused. Not even a little.
2. Participate in NaNoWriMo 2013.
I did this, and I even managed to win. But I'm still not sure how that happened. Maybe I should demand a recount.
3. Be a better blogger.
As it turns out, I was actually a worse blogger in 2013.
4. Walk, run or bike at least 500 miles.
According to my activity chart, I logged 667 miles this year.
While I wouldn't consider my effort in this area a rousing success, it wasn't a total failure, either (unlike goal #1) so I hereby award myself partial credit.
6. Read 60 books.
According to Goodreads, I've read 75 books this year, and I know there were some I didn't bother listing on their site, so I guess that goal went all right.
So if I did the math correctly, this gives me a success rate of 58%.
Nope. Definitely not amused.
Now would come the part where I list my goals for 2014, but I haven't actually nailed all of them down yet. I know one goal that's bound to make another appearance, though, so there's that to look forward to, right? If you're interested, they'll be posted Friday. Or next Monday.
Until then, I'd just like to say that we here at My Pet Blog (my multiple personalities and I, I mean...) have truly appreciated your visits and comments and kind words over the past year (as well as all the other years).
I hope y'all have a wonderful New Year. Please celebrate responsibly! It may seem like a good idea to open that fourth bottle of wine, but take it from me—it isn't.
See y'all next year.