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101 in 1001 days 2011 edition, update

An updated version and still in progress version of my list in no particular order:

 

  1. Graduate from Uni/2 bach degrees/thinking about Grad school
  2. Goto Japan
  3. Write a choose your own adventure as an iphone app or write a serial story for the iphone.
  4. Write a RPG book—it might be a World of Darkness fan thing but who knows.
  5. I would like to do a collaboration project for an app for the iphone with a couple of friends and use Kickstarter (maybe) to help fund us.
  6. Write about demons
  7. Write about a baker (2 books, 80K+ each next year)
  8. Continue doing Nanowrimo and script frenzy
  9. Edit and polish large stack of books
  10. I want to write and direct more indy short films.
  11. Beat 5 Japanese PSP games (1/5)
  12. Beat FF7 in Japanese
  13. Beat FF8 in Japanese
  14. Beat FF9 in Japanese
  15. Beat FF13 in Japanese
  16. Read 10 books in Japanese
  17. Chinese, Chinese, I want to learn some Chinese. I’ve been collecting resources and you should know when I get into a collecting phase, I don’t stop until I know everything there is to know out there on Chinese materials. I have a suspicion I’m going to be playing FF7 in Chinese at some point.
  18. Release an album of a buncha songs I’ve wrote and do some shows in Portland to promote the album.
  19. Reading more Japanese, English and Chinese. Comic books, UF, YA, Manga, CYOA, Scifi, Non-fiction, I would like to read at least 60-80 books a year.
  20. I would like to make my own beer/wine just for the hell of it.
  21. I want to volunteer more of my time. Specifically every year for my birthday I want to volunteer my time to a cause I like.
  22. Keep sending more of my short story work out to publishers.

Added:

  1. Publish a collection of fiction and poetry through IPRC [Pre-production started]
  2. Continue working on and finish Requiem for Roma Project
  3. Open an IRA/Roth
  4. Start a CD
  5. Rebuild the slush fund and rainy day fund
  6. Check in periodically at Virtual Stock Exchange and change as needed
  7. Continually check budget and maintain all expenses
  8. Go to SanFran
  9. Go back to Seattle
  10. Have my own radio show
  11. Have at least 25 more crazy adventures which ends up with me getting inspired (1/25)
  12. Become proficient in PS
  13. Become proficient in InDesign
  14. Become proficient in Illustrator
  15. Learn HTML5
  16. Continue studying history and art
  17. Read anthropology books/take a class
  18. Continue exploring radically different genres of music than what I grew up with
  19. Write 1+ guest post on a sociological imagination/geeky type of blog
  20. Participate more in my other communities in person
  21. Participate in 3 different rallies/protests
  22. Write your representative at least 20 times on various bullshit that must be addressed (7/20)
  23. Get a drivers license
  24. Go to a Con
  25. Get rejected 100 times (13/100)
  26. Get completed books in front of Agents/Editors
  27. Take Bind5 class
  28. Take Letterprint class
  29. Release Fic+Poetry through IPRC
  30. TL 10 more short stories
  31. Write 5 game reviews
  32. Take JLPT 2
  33. Buy a sword replica or a gun

 

More as I think along, stay tuned!

 

Exciting news

Already gaining interest into one of my new goals, ~101 goals in 1001 days, 2011 edition~ to help do the concept work and writing for an app or a game for the android. Was hoping to do one for the iphone but the costs of doing that is getting in the way.

I’m excited about working on this, I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet but all of you will be in the loop.

The future, goals, more big scary fun crazy things

So I’m nearing the end of the huge 101 things in 1001 days project. I got a lot that I wanted to get completed but I’m eager to draft up another big scary list and add on all a few from the last list I haven’t completed to the new list. Its version 2.0, I’ma gonna get a ton of creative shit done.

I’ll list some of these big scary fun crazy things I do want to do but of course, I’m still in the process of drafting this so YMMV. In no particular order:

 

  1. Write a choose your own adventure as an iphone app or write a serial story for the iphone.
  2. Write a RPG book—it might be a World of Darkness fan thing but who knows.
  3. I would like to do a collaboration project for an app for the iphone with a couple of friends and use Kickstarter (maybe) to help fund us.
  4. Write about demons and bakers (2 books, 80K+ next year)
  5. Continue doing Nanowrimo and script frenzy
  6. I have a huge stack of unpolished stuff that I’m currently working through at a snails pace. I want to get those that I want to get done, done.
  7. I want to write and direct more indy short films.
  8. Japanese, Japanese, Japanese, I want to finish playing through every Final Fantasy game in Japanese. Its been a goal ever since I played the first one, which was FF7 at release.
  9. Chinese, Chinese, I want to learn some Chinese. I’ve been collecting resources and you should know when I get into a collecting phase, I don’t stop until I know everything there is to know out there on Chinese materials. I have a suspicion I’m going to be playing FF7 in Chinese at some point.
  10. I want to release an album of a buncha songs I’ve wrote and do some shows to promote the album.
  11. Reading more Japanese, English and Chinese. Comic books, UF, YA, Manga, CYOA, Scifi, Non-fiction, I would like to read at least 60-80 books a year. I know its low compared to some people but I guess I read slow? I never really noticed it. It would be nice to figure out how to read faster.
  12. I would like to make my own beer and wine just for the hell of it.
  13. I want to graduate from Uni! Its still up in the air if I’m going to go for 2 bach degrees, get one and then do the translate thing/job in Japan for a while and then go back. I’m not sure if I’m going to have to go through some kind of special TLing school or not but I’ll figure it out when I get there.
  14. I want to volunteer more of my time.
  15. Keep sending more of my short story work out to publishers.

Full list coming soon.