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2009 recap

Writing totals for 2009:  176,663 words published in LJ; 3,807 words unclaimed on KM; 5,608 words of misc KM, claimed but not yet reposted; 902 words on comment_fic, not reposted; 1,665 words on zombiefest, not yet reposted; 1,100 words in drabbles; 20,869 words in unposted WIPs. Total: 209,894 words. Easily my most productive year ever, multiple times over. This is a positive thing!

School: 31 credit hours taken towards biophysics degree, GPA maintained at 4.0. Also positive.

Books: Not too many books read outside of class. That's not good.

Misc: Finally saw Night of the Living Dead(shame, shame, I know). Almost did NaNo, but then realized I was insane and backed out. Learned not to be afraid of sticking huge needles into things. I don't know, I'm running out of steam here.

Next year: Fucking finish BtB. Keep writing other stuff. At least start the novel. Go to AWP in April. Maintain the 4.0. Start volunteering somewhere else. Save up enough and get in decent enough shape to take an intro parkour class in the summer.

Hey 2009, you kind of sucked but were also kind of awesome in some ways(hiiii zorschach) but now you are gone. Fare thee well.

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(Okay, 209K words? WTF, self? How did that happen?)


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bane_6
Jan. 10th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
That's amazing! You are super-productive. Puts my list all to shame, but then again, my list has things like 'got my first frostbite' on it.
etherati
Jan. 10th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
I'm a sucker for things that are more quantifiable, which is why my 'misc' section just sort of trailed off ineffectually. Frostbite is unfortunate but badass, I have nothing similarly badass to claim. :(

Seriously though the wordcount shocked me. Insane.
bane_6
Jan. 10th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
I didn't get the frostbite through badassery, I'm afraid. I got it walking across the parking lot at work. I'm still gonna say the awesome accomplishment goes to you.
etherati
Jan. 11th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
That must be a hell of a parking lot. :O
bane_6
Jan. 11th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
The windchill was -40something and my earrings dropped temperature much faster than the rest of me and I got frostbite inside my piercing holes. Next time, I'll wear a hat.
etherati
Jan. 11th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
DDDD:

That sounds *terrible*.
elendar
Jan. 10th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
I have enjoyed every single word ♥ i hope we will see more to zorschach ;)
etherati
Jan. 10th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Oh there will always be more zorschach :DDD
daylilymoon
Jan. 10th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
4.0. In biophysics.

Holy FUCK.

this is my comment of admiration.
etherati
Jan. 10th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Haha well to be fair it's a state school, that's not as impressive as, say, maintaining a 4.0 at MIT or something, but I'm still pleased. :3
daylilymoon
Jan. 10th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Oh shush, I went to a party school and still only got a 3.6

IMPRESSED
etherati
Jan. 10th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
3.6 is still really good, wtf are you talking about.

I wouldn't even care about having a 4.0 specifically except that I have to get into medschool when this is done with and blargh they're picky.
tortoisegirl
Jan. 10th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, a 4.0 on top of all the fandom stuff? Like daylily said, this is my comment of admiration.

Are you going to be reposting the un-reposted stuff? Because I have a feeling I haven't seem some of it and of course I'd like to.
etherati
Jan. 10th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah the fandom stuff very nearly screwed up finals the last two semesters but I regained sanity in just enough time in both cases and got the studying done.

The zombie thing I'll be posting in LJ, its not set in z!verse but is instead a totally different thing. The stuff on comment_fic is all non-WM(Doctor Who mostly with a smidge of Firefly), I may repost at some point. A lot of the unposted KM stuff is just stuff that isn't finished, like the cultfic, which will be posted once it's done. :)
mustinvestigate
Jan. 10th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
Either the word total or the GPA in that degree are amazing, but put together... o_O

I wanna be you when I get around to growing up! :D
etherati
Jan. 10th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
Oh god, no you don't, I'm such a mess. D:

Thank you though, you must have a pretty impressive wordcount at this point too with all the cyberpunk epicness!
tuff_ghost
Jan. 11th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
It always annoyed me that the phrase "hot mess" doesnt actually mean "a hot person who is messy".
etherati
Jan. 11th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
I don't even

What are you talking about? XD
unimagine
Jan. 10th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
YOU.

Are awesome. <3<3<3

You spoil us so, and we love you for it.
etherati
Jan. 11th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
See I was feeling, before I did the tally, that I hadn't written nearly enough, that I was letting people down, but. Yeah. I was surprised. <3
steals_thyme
Jan. 11th, 2010 11:45 am (UTC)
You're exceptional in so many ways. One of the bright stars that stopped 2009 being blacker than tar. Never stop shining ♥
etherati
Jan. 11th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
Dawww thanks, way I figure it was you guys were the same for me, 2009-outside-the-fandom was pretty shitty all around, and all of you kept me going :)
radishface
Jan. 15th, 2010 11:53 am (UTC)
YOU. CRAZY. WORDCOUNT. And a stellar GPA on top of that! Go eth :D

May 2010 be filled with good times :)

etherati
Jan. 16th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
I hope so too, and thanks! The wordcount really suprised me, too.
robinnevermore
Jan. 16th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you had a shitty year....but you and your creation of zorschach (the greatest thing to ever be created in the watchmen fandom) definately desrves a squee. I hope you have a very happy 2010 and many more happy years after that.
etherati
Jan. 16th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
I also hope that I don't die this year! XD

Thanks though, really. Hopefully 2010 will have just as much awesome creative stuff and less crap.
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