Thursday, January 01, 2009

2009 Goals

Here is my updated achievements-and-targets table, taken from this time last year:

Words written73,359>100,000~38,000>50,000
Shorties plotted46402026
Shorties written19261526
Flashes written3110110
Poems written3515
Novels completed11-201
Novels plotted4010
Novels started2101
Total Submissions53100450

*Yey! A target met!

Apart from that one achievement, it will appear to you that I have had an appalling year, and in some ways I have; but, in truth, I have been necessarily distracted from writing (and blogging) by life - and I am glad to have spent the time sorting out those things that needed sorting out.

Now, life is Different, and that is Good - because it was Pretty Bloody Awful before - and I plan (with somewhat humbled ambitions) to return to my writing.

I also wish to offer a huge-and-public, THANK YOU to Helenmh and JJ who, despite having their own lives to lead, have been such good friends to me this year, both via the net and in real-hug-life. Thank you girls - I am immensely grateful for all your support. And thank you to all my other blogmates and visitors - it's been a pleasure to share the ether with you.

May 2009 bring progress in your life, writing-wise and otherwise.


HelenMHunt said...

You are sooooooo welcome. And I am extremely grateful to you as well for all your encouragement and help this year. 2008 was a rocky year - so here's hoping 2009 will be a lot smoother x

Debs said...

All the best for a happy and writing filled 2009. x


Nice graph! Now a pie chart would of been better ;-)

I hope that 2009 allows your words to flow upwards :) TFx

L-Plate Author said...

Happy New Year Leigh. Wishing you well for it x

Tam said...

Happy New Year!

womagwriter said...

Good luck in 2009, Leigh!

JJ said...

Lovely, lovely Leigh... yes, you're welcome. I can't wait to be back UK-side again for more reality meets. In the meantime, this cyberplace will do fine.

Much love to you and your munchkins - and all the best for 2009. JJx

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

So glad things seem to be improving. It looks to me as if you're doing really well. I hope 2009 brings you happiness and success.

Lane said...

But you had a hit. Congratulations for that!
It's been a pleasure to share the ether with you too and to meet you back in June. Here's to a smooth 2009:-)

SpiralSkies said...

You've done brilliantly well, what with real life and all.

2009 will be not just better but sparkly and frolicsome and we-think-you're-ace-ish. So there.


KAREN said...

Well done with the hit! Nothing beats Real Life for getting in the damn way of things, but I'm so glad it's getting better for you.

Here's to a great 2009 :o)

claire p said...

You were organised enough to have a chart!! Wow! Here's to all targets met this year.

DJ Kirkby said...

OMG I don't even understand your table. I am so der... I've tagged you over at mine for an award though. xo

Leigh said...

Helen - sentiments shared, hon.

Debs - Thank you. And to you too!

TF - Don't tempt me! And thank you.

L-Plate - Thank you. And to you!

Tam - Happy New Year to you too!

Womag - Thanks!

JJ - Very much looking forward to your next visit too. And (if they'll let you) give those kids a hug for me.

Zinnia - Thank you, sweetie. You're a great source of lovely words.

Lane - Thank you. Hope to see you again this year!

Spiral - Ahhhh, you say the nicest things. Now, we must do that piggy-pop thing you were talking about.

Karen - Thank you! And I have to say what an inspiration you've been this year!

Claire - Well, procrastination is my middle name, after all.

DJ - I'm sorry. I had to resist the temptation to provide a whole list of footnotes explaining all the different numbers. No, really! Thanks for the tag; I'll be right over.