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happy new year!

I was on a train from 8AM Jan 1-noon Jan 2, so I did nothing for the holiday :( Not that I ever do, but hey.

1. Yuletide reveal: I only wrote one fic this year, and had a lot of fun with it, but sadly it wasn't too far outside my usual product.

I think, if I were king of Greece
1443 words, PG.
Gherkins had gotten hold of her fountain pen, and was doodling scratchily all over one end of her blotter. “Aunt Mary,” he said thoughtfully, “when you were Winnie’s age, could you climb trees?”

I have a NYR in mind, but it would be in art form and y'all know how I get about drawing things where people might see them, so God knows.

2. People have so much to say about how 2011 went for them. I feel kind of shitty thinking about it, because I really don't feel like I made much of a net gain. I got marginally better at drawing, I guess. I got worse at exercising regularly. I actually talk to people IRL, though I have no faith that any of them gives a damn about me. I went on two dates, both of which were failures except as character-building exercises, but I had never been on any before so I guess that's progress. I joined group therapy and quit again. I started a webcomic, failed, deleted the website. I bought roller-skating lessons and failed out. There is a pattern here.

I have a lot of specific goals for next year involving exercise and health and art et cetera, but my real resolution as always is to really feel that I have progressed and changed in some noticeable way. Just once. That would be nice.

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rachg82
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:40 am (UTC)
Hugs. It sounds like you did make some progress in 2010. Perhaps keeping track of things in your LJ more (i.e. updating more) or in a private journal would help with things? I find that I forget my own progress a lot of the time unless I can go back & remind myself.
custardpringle
Jan. 4th, 2012 05:47 am (UTC)
I will try to do that! I really haven't been satisfied with my degree of LJ-updating lately. >_>
nineveh_uk
Jan. 3rd, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
but sadly it wasn't too far outside my usual product

I think that there are two types to Yuletide writer: one, who elects to go wildly outside their comfort zone and do something they'd never have done before, and one who hopes that they get a prompt tolerably close to what they can already do. I'm the latter! (I'm also v. late commenting on Yuletide, but I did read and enjoy your fic.)

My new year's resolution for a couple of years was "spend more money on having more fun". I think this year it had better be "maintain fun, but actually have some other personal goals"!
custardpringle
Jan. 4th, 2012 05:50 am (UTC)
Haha, this is the first time I've ever gotten a Yuletide assignment in what was already my main fandom, so it feels like cheating to me /o\ I'm pretty happy either way, though. (And I'm glad you enjoyed!)

"Have more fun" sounds like a good goal.
spoke
Jan. 4th, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
*so many hugs it is crazy*
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