2012 Goal Tracker

…still in the making, but what data re here are real…

Reading and Writing

  1. Finish my novel, Dark Month. This means
    writing 100,000 new words by the end of June, and a “tightening” rewrite (bring it to where it just need polishing and editing) of all 150,000 words in July and August.
  2. Start a new novel, as yet undetermined, during NaNoWriMo.
  3. Write 12 short stories.
  4. Write 50 blog posts.
  5. Read 20 books; since some are long, and some short, this will be measured as reading 3,000,000 words of fiction (published short story compilations or novels only!).


  1. 7,000 minutes of cardio on the elliptical, or equivalent.
  2. 10,000 pull ups, or equivalent.
  3. 20,000 sit ups, or equivalent.
  4. 30,000 push ups, or equivalent.


  1. No more than 3,500 minutes of showering.
  2. Reduce electrical, water, and (natural) gas consumption by 20% from 2011 levels.
  3. Weigh at least 30 weeks of garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings to form a baseline for next year.