Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Life List, part 4

This month is NaNoWriMo, in which people dedicate themselves to writing 50k words in 30 days. Anyone who has ever written anything knows that that is kind of crazy, that it takes incredible discipline to write over 1k words a day (working all 30 days) or over 2k words a day if you take the weekends off. I don't really have that type of discipline, but watching others commit to it reminded me that I've also slacked off on this blog...which does not require nearly as much writing, and therefore is even more pathetic when I can't manage to do it.

So, I'm going back to working on the Life List (I actually checked it in hopes that, in the time since I had last looked at it, I had accidentally accomplished something on it. I had not.), and here are the next 10:

31. Win an award for a book I worked on
- This could mean editing or writing...or copyediting...or fact checking...basically I just want some kind of award.

32. Create a lasting legacy at work
- Meaning, create something on my own that people will continue to use after I am gone.

33. Have a window seat with a cushion on it
- There was a show on when I was younger that had a family in it named the Torklesons (anyone remember this show?). One of the daughters was roughly my age and she had a window seat that she sat on every night when she talked to the moon. I was totally enchanted by it.

34. Have a backyard with a deck and a grill
- Mmmmmm hambuuuuuuurgers...

35. Live within walking distance of a town
- Preferably one with a dessert shop that I can walk to. Just to balance out the walking, you know?

36. Parasail
- Floating along above the water in a seat with a giant parachute on it sounds awesome. I suspect I will be terrified most of the time.

37. Organize an event for over 500 people
- I think this one actually has the potential to happen soon, which is exciting and also anxiety-inducing.

38. Meet more authors
- Authors are awesome.

39. Hire someone
- I should probably add "and manage" after "hire" since I mean at my job and not a contractor or plumber.

40. Read every book on the EW New Classics List
- Out of 100, I've read 25. That's sad.

1 comment:

  1. As someone who tried Nanowrimo for the first time this year, I can attest to the fact that it is indeed insane. And I write for a living!

    An award. I'd like one of those too.

    Waiting for #37! :)