11/06 UPDATE: New Year’s Resolution

This is the November 2006 update of my New Year’s Resolution to (almost) read a short story a day.


QUICK STATS:

   STARTING SF-POINTS©: 416

   SF-POINTS© EARNED THIS MONTH: 39 (QUOTA: 30)

   YEAR-TO-DATE SF-POINTS©: 455 (YTD QUOTA: 334)

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DATE READ YEAR WRITTEN STORY AUTHOR SOURCE RATING TYPE POINTS YTD POINTS
11/03/06 2006 “Escape from Earth” Allen Steele Escape from Earth edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois NA 4 420
11/04/06 2006 “Where the Golden Apples Grow” Kage Baker NA 4 424
11/05/06 2006 “Derelict” Geoffrey A. Landis NA 4 428
11/07/06 2006 “Space Boy” Orson Scott Card NA 4 432
11/08/06 2006 “Incarnation Day” Walter Jon Williams NA 4 436
11/09/06 2006 “Combat Shopping” Elizabeth Moon NA 4 440
11/10/06 2006 “The Mars Girl” Joe Haldeman NA 4 444
11/24/06 1977 “Goodbye, Robinson Crusoe” John Varley The Good New Stuff edited by Gardner Dozois NV 2 446
11/24/06 1982 “Swarm” Bruce Sterling NV 2 448
11/25/06 1985 “The Blind Minotaur” Michael Swanwick SS 1 449
11/28/06 1988 “The Blabber” Vernor Vinge NA 4 453
11/29/06 1989 “The Return of the Kangaroo Rex” Janet Kagan NV 2 455

KEY:VI=Vignette (.25 points), SS=Short Story (1 point), NV=Novelette (2 points), NA=Novella (4 points)

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6 thoughts on “11/06 UPDATE: New Year’s Resolution”

  1. What is your “brute force” count? Just curious, seriously.
    I’m finding that I’m doing this in “bursts”. I’m not doing a short a night, but I’ll do a batch, then go to something longer, then another burst, etc.

  2. I’m not tracker total story count as I go, but I will probably do so at a year-end summary next month. As a point of reference though, my story count was 229 in 2004.

  3. Fred, are you getting these by reading complete anthologies? If so, how many books (anthologies and novels) a week do you read? It sounds like a lot! Or, are you reading disparate stories, one downloaded from here…another read randomly from some other source…making it harder to track? Just wondering…
    For myself, the large majority of stories are from reading complete anthologies. I pulled a small handful of stories – probably less than 5 – from anthologies I have yet to complete. I average about a book (novel/anthology) a week. (Klausner, I am not.) The count is probably less for 2006 having read a couple of larger-than-average-length books.

  4. I am reading a mixture of complete standalones (usually from Fictionwise, or Memoware), magazines (Analog, Asimov’s, F&SF, Universe) and anthologies.
    Books YTD is around 62. Recall that I simultaneously read many books. I’ll probably end the year in the middle of six or so.
    If I were Klausner it would be one book per hour or better.

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