Time for the annual disappointment session, y'all. Let's go.
As far as writing goes, my goals were to finish the second draft of I Am the Jackal, the second draft of We All Fall Down, and the first draft of either the fantasy story or an apocalypse one that I'll put more details up on later. I completed both second drafts (though WAFD has such deeply ingrained plot and storybuilding issues it's going to need a rewrite anyway, so although the second draft's done, the whole project is on hiatus) but I didn't write any new first drafts this year... which is pretty bad. Usually I get out at least two, but this year was bad for me in terms of writing, I guess. I did try to do a scifi draft for the summer NaNo, but I rushed into it too quickly and the project was dropped.
Art goals. This is where the real disappointment begins. To start painting cities? Nope. To start painting nature? Nah. To improve in human anatomy and shading? Shading, barely, human anatomy, I probably got worse. To better differentiate characters by body type and facial features? I think I got a little practice in differentiating by facial features by the end of the year, but body types is still a solid no. To work more with watercolors and pastels? 2013 me wasn't even ambitious and I still dropped the ball.
Physical training goals. I botched these too, but those were probably a little insane (70 pushups in two minutes kinda deal). I did keep training throughout the year, though, so here are some totals, because I like numbers they make me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Total miles: 177.5.
Total pushups: 3160.
Total situps: 4917. I'm really tempted to just do 83 right now and make it 5000, but I just took a shower. I guess I still have 12 hours...
That sounds like a lot, but it really isn't. That said, for the most part I trained consistently throughout the year, so there's that.
I had two other goals: read and review some books--I read a lot more books, but I don't like reviewing, so that died before I even finished the first book--and get a summer job. I'll cut myself some slack on the summer job because I wanted to get in more chemistry, so I took a chem class at uni over the summer instead...
I'll post New Year's goals in another journal.
Um, happy New Year's Eve!
And if you're in Russia, you've still got two weeks to get your life together before you disappoint yourself with last year's goals, so get on it!