I was going to do my December & yearly recap tomorrow, but got my annual report from WordPress today and decided to do it now. Tomorrow I will have a post looking ahead though.
Some interesting stats:
I had 114 new posts this year with 214 pictures uploaded. And the blog was viewed about 1400 times. My most viewed post was Writing Wednesday: Bittersweet Days in which I shared some memories of my father-in-law and a snippet from a new WiP that was a step out of my comfort zone.
Most of my visitors came from the two linkys I post to, so many of my readers are participants in ROW80 & WiPPet. Not surprising. Others found my blog with search results for: 5th birthday morning, shamrock duplicate stitch, pre k name writing, duplicate stitch a shamrock, and fallon brown. And most came from the US, UK, and Canada. Again, not surprising. The top commenters were Eden, Kathils, Regi McClain, Beth Camp, and Adrian.
So, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read and even comment this last year. I know I don’t always reply(I try to, but it doesn’t always happen), but I do appreciate every one of you.
Since it’s not only the end of another year, but the end of another month as well(funny how that works), I’m going to evaluate December’s goals.
- Flames of Redemption: Fill in details – Done
- Slow Revenge: Edits – Done
- Stained Snow: Send to CP – Done
- Healing the Heart: Re-plot – Set aside
- Read: Structuring Your Novel – Done
- Read: 8 novels/novellas – read 14
- Knit: Little Lion Sock Critter, Lapghan, Ski Hat – finished the lion and more than half the lapghan.
- Crochet: Fireman Baby Booties, Cowboy booties, and 45 minute Cowl – finished the fireman booties, working on cowboy booties now.
I achieved most of the goals for the month. Not all of them, but some just got shifted around. Like plotting out the new WiP instead of working on Healing the Heart. Tomorrow I’ll look forward to the next month’s goals.
I didn’t actually set out any goals for the whole year. That may be something I change next year though. But, I have kept track of the words I’ve written and edited this year, and the books I’ve read.
I wrote 322,976 during 2013. That’s spread out through 7 different projects. The month’s totals ranged from 2724(February) to 81840(November). I finished 4 first drafts this year. And edited another WiP almost to the point where I’m ready to publish it.
On the reading front: According to goodreads, I’ve finished 167 books this year. Some of those were short stories or novellas, others full-length novels.
I’ve definitely accomplished a good amount this year and worked at stepping out of my comfort zone. Hoping to do even more next year, including publishing my first novel.