OK, after some careful consideration (and a brief lapse of sanity) I have decided to repeat my 2004 New Year’s Resolution and read short stories throughout 2006. In keeping with the realization back then that I should get some extra credit for longer stories (novelettes and novellas), I will again use the patented SF-POINTS© system of weighing each story. To recap: using the SFWA’s definitions we have:
.25 points = Vignette (less than 1,000 words)
1 point = Short Story (1,000 – 7,500 words)
2 points = Novelette (7,500 – 17,500 words)
4 points = Novella (17,500 – 40,000)
Thus, to formalize the resolution: I resolve to read 365 SF-POINTS©-worth of stories in 2006.