Friday, December 01, 2006

Year-End Status Report


Being a year older, I've discovered:

-- I feel like I'm running out of time. Currently, I have a small stone obstructing my right kidney while a benign cyst is resting on my left. I never thought I'd live forever but I thought I'd give it a shot. At the very least, I have a very loooong backlist of books I still haven't read.

-- I'm slowly getting the hang of writing and getting my "children" out into the world. Three stories for this year and four all in all ain't a bad record, right? Hopefully, I can up the ante a bit, what with one deadline for submissions this December 15 and another by January next year. Unfortunately, I haven't done any serious writing at the moment which means-- again-- that I'm running out of time.

-- A number of my friends are getting married next year. Geez, talk about putting the pressure on. I'm still batting for a near date with [identity-protected]. Times like these make me think that life needs several kicks to get it started. (Hopefully, it won't kick back too much.)

-- If I buy anymore books, I'm going to be buried in to-be-read-books until the next millennium. But there's so much damn stuff out there and I'm not getting any younger. *sigh*

-- I've managed to get a hang of my finances for the moment, but I still need some discipline in controlling the money outflow. Dammit, nobody ever told me that being an adult means juggling priorities like a clown. And the books thing isn't helping. *double sigh*

...So, on to the next year...

12 comments:

Der Fuhrer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

banzai cat said...

Hehe nice try but it's not December 1. But thanks. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hay, same sentiments as mine, banzai cat! So many books that need my attention... so little time :(

banzai cat said...

Hey sasha! Welcome aboard! Yep, I know what you mean. I kinda have a theory that I can live forever by having a big backlist of books I haven't read. Something like outa Scheherzade's story. Let's see if this works!

ituloy angsulong said...

offtopic: just blog hopping! care to ex links?

banzai cat said...

Hey man! A group effort, eh? :-)

Rhochie said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Joey. :)

Hop to it, boy! Pull out that ring, get down on your knees and pop the question already.

banzai cat said...

hehe thanks rhoch though I'm hoping (and betting) you and mickey'd get a kid first. ;-)

Rhochie said...

Hehe, maybe next year.

banzai cat said...

I've heard that before! ;-)

Rhochie said...

But this time, it's different. We're not going to use the blankets anymore. ;D

banzai cat said...

Yay!