Q3 of 2012: wrapped up.
- Exercise: ≥4 days each week. July was strong, August was one of my strongest months ever,1 but September went off the rails a bit:
In August I tried out RunKeeper’s goals feature, and set out to run at least 30 miles. I made it, but barely:
As for climbing… It’s turned into a “twice a month” kind of thing, sadly. At least2 I canceled my EFT membership:
- Reading: ≥36 books. This is turning into a big year for me for books:
Lots of new books, and a good balance of fictions and non-fiction.10
Reading: 10 new authors.This has been done for a while. I’ve read nine new-to-me fiction authors alone, and easily twice that for non-fiction.
- Writing: ≥5 hours each week; 1000+ words per session. The fall saw a dip, but I’m still going pretty strong for the year overall. Pounded through July to finish a draft of my book. In August, I circulated it with some beta readers and decided to slow down a bit–and/but that also turned into working on revisions for another long-dormant project. September was… tough. I gave a talk, and so spent some nights prepping for that instead of writing. Can’t do it all.
Writing: Finish a draft of my novel-in-progress.REITERATED: This is complete. March 13th was when I “finished” that first draft. After a re-read and some notes, I sent it out to some beta readers in August; and I’ve been working on revisions. Slowly but surely.
- Code: Write something (anything!) in Clojure. Still nothing worth counting. (And the clock is running out for the year!)
- I count 31 discrete exercise sessions in August, including running over 30 miles. [↩]
- Also: sadly. [↩]
- Yes, it’s a kid’s book. So what? I read it for The Boy enough times. [↩]
- Which, seriously, I know I don’t have my own review posted anywhere but… 5-stars. Really: go out and read it right now. [↩]
- But I’d been working on this one since… July 2011? A good long while. [↩]
- Though admittedly: that was a co-read with A., for H.; and A. did most of the reading. [↩]
- Ibid. [↩] [↩]
- …or 7/1, depending on how you figure the fuzzy end on this one, for me. [↩]
- Also: “Agile for the Introvert”. [↩]
- Although a lot of the non-fiction are technical books; and a lot of those are through the O’Reilly blogger review program. [↩]