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I have a tendency to look at things as a success/failure, which isn't one of my better character traits. It also means I've been beating myself up this last week because I didn't accomplish all the things I wanted to, and have felt like I've written hardly anything. It never fails to bum me out how quickly all that downtime during the holidays get eaten up, too, which doesn't help.

Seeing everyone's Year in Review recap for all they've written made me realize that instead of just thinking I hadn't done much, why not go and actually figure out what I had done?

Very positive, n'est pas? ;-) See, I'm working on that whole positive world view thing. But hey, I write angst. So I come by it naturally. *g*

Here's what I found.

At a rough estimate, I've written 50,676 53,854 words (and that's not including edits on existing orig fics I've been dabbling in forever). Now, that's not a ton, but it's not nothing either, as Mal would say.

ETA: Forgot about that SPN porn I wrote. Hey, I'll take the bump in word count! :-D

I participated in a round robin, did a photo drabble prompt, wrote a whole story that fit into an AU of a fanfiction, started on a whole new fandom (SPN), and have been trying, as aggressively as ever, to keep rolling with my original fics.

I also learned how to do one of those html table things (thanks [livejournal.com profile] brandywine421!), how to upload photos, how to customize my mood meme, how to use a photo as a background and how to code to hold said photo in place.

I learned something other than the garter stitch for knitting (just the one, so don't get all impressed, but I'm trying. I can't help it. I'm addicted to fluffy scarves). I took cooking classes out the wazoo, and have a whole new roster of meals my family adores. :-D I've come across a ton of new music artists to write to, and have become an Ipod playlist whore.

I lost a lot of weight, and gained a portion back, dammit (see above reference for cooking classes *g*), but that's okay, because this time I'll lose what I gained, then the rest that I wanted to (I kind of stopped when I hit a new low, and got lazy). It's freeing to realize that I can lose it. All of it. It's been a good lesson to learn.

All in all, it's really not as bad as I was thinking, and of course this one will be so much better. ;-)

It was a good year. Now, on to the next.

Happy New Year everyone!
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