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wrapping up and getting ready

Oh, hai -- LJ still exists. Who knew? It's been... all of fall semester since I posted. I guess it really was a stressful semester. Anyhow, I thought I'd do a little summarizing and goal-making.

I managed to write 97,600 words in 2012, which is up quite a bit from ~72K in 2011 and very close to my goal of exceeding 100K/year. But since I didn't quite make it -- and there is that whole dissertation thing that needs to happen this year -- I'm sticking with the same word-count goal going forward. I sold four short stories but only had two appear in print during 2012, which I guess is what I get for focusing on novel-length projects. Fingers crossed for more publications this year.

Reading-wise, I think this was my best year yet, with 31 books I can remember (and probably one or two I've forgotten about). So for 2013, I'll try to average three books per month.

1: Spin State by Chris Moriarty (book club)
2: Among Others by Jo Walton
3: Embassytown by China Mieville
4: Chime by Franny Bingsley
5: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
6: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
7: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
8: Firebird by Jack McDevitt
9: Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin (book club, re-read)
10: Nightspell by Leah Cypess
11: The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell
12: The Boy at the End of the World by Greg van Eekhout
13: The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
14: Shadow Man by Melissa Scott (book club)
15: Fifty Shades of Gray by EL James
16: Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
17: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
18: Redshirts by John Scalzi
19: Black Heart by Holly Black
20: Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
21: Across the Universe by Beth Revis (book club)
22: Changes by Jim Butcher
23: Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
24: The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
25: Pilgrim of the Sky by Natania Barron
26: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
27: A Door into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski (book club)
28: Ironskin by Tina Connolly
29: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
30: Vodnik by Bryce Moore
31: After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress


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Jan. 4th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
LJ does still exist. And I notice that you and I read some of the same books: Among Others, Nightspell, Redshirts, Across the Universe, After the Fall, etc.
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