Monday, 31 December 2007

Retrospective 07.

2007 was not a bad year for me.

Good stuff that happened in 2007

I Got Married.^_^ Married life has so far gone well and there are no little Teddies on the way, thanks for asking.

I read 48 books. Quite a feat, although my initial target was 54. Oh well. The longest time it took me to read one book was one month, for Mervyn Peake's Titus Groan. Good book, but totally unsuited for reading on a crowded train during the rush hour.

For the first time in the three years I've done NaNoWriMo, I actually won. The novel's still not done so I am still slogging my way through until I get to the end. I had wanted to finish it before the end of December, but that does not appear to be feasible at the moment. *grin*

I had three reviews published in The Star this year. Doesn't sound like a lot, but consider this: the previous year I only had two book reviews published and both times I had to pay for the books myself. This year, the three books I reviewed were donated by Big Name Bookstores. Free books and I get paid! Not bad an arrangement. Am hoping one of them gives me another free Murakami book next year when that comes out. *teehee*

Failures and Disappointments

I had planned to write 12 short stories this year, one for each month, but I totally forgot about it. Well you know how it is. Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans, said John Lennon. And because I didn't write any short stories, I have not submitted any either. I will remedy this in 2008. Somebody remind me if I don't.

I really wish I could've finished that NaNovel before today. That would've been something.

2008 Resolutions
  1. Finish that Novel
  2. Write 12 short stories for each month
  3. Memorise the lyrics to Octopus's Garden
Link: Last year's resolutions


  1. Hey, Ted... methinks you're being a tad hard on yourself. Maybe them 12 stories will come in 2008 and all of them will get published? Always believe, bro, always believe.

    Best of all, you got married. That's amazing. Biggest feat of them all. Massive congratulations again! :)

    And now that '07 has been reviewed and done with, time to look forward, no? Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year, Kenny! Time to look forward indeed!


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