Failed resolutions
July 01, 2008

When this year began, I was fresh off a busy holiday season of reviewing games like crazy. In November, I believe I reviewed somewhere around 13 games in just the one month and I was dangerously close to burnout.

"I won't do that in 2008," I vowed to myself. "I won't review as many games in 2008 as I did in 2007. I won't do that at all."

For the first week or two, I was as good as my word. My first review in 2008 wasn't posted until January 9, when I reviewed MX vs. ATV Untamed for PlayStation 3.

Then things fell apart. Today, at the year's halfway point, I decided to see where I sit. Last year, I reviewed my usual number of games... around 60. So this year?

At the halfway point, I'm already at 36 reviews. Multiply that by two and I'm on track to exceed last year's number by a fair bit. That's before you even consider the holiday rush at the end of the year--which is inevitable, really--and it's before you factor in a stream of games I plan to review over the next week or two. It also doesn't include the freelance reviews I've written.

Yeah, my new year's resolution is pretty much shot. Did any of you make any resolutions related to writing and gaming? If so, how are you doing on them?

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EmP EmP - July 01, 2008 (12:48 PM)
Alphabet dealy. Unlike you, I'll make mine with ease.
Felix_Arabia Felix_Arabia - July 01, 2008 (01:01 PM)
I think I've written 32-33 reviews so far this year, with my goal being about 2000 more before the year ends.

Then I'm never going to write another review again. Ever.
honestgamer honestgamer - July 01, 2008 (01:18 PM)
If you write 2000 quality reviews in one calendar year, I'll buy a new hula hoop.
Felix_Arabia Felix_Arabia - July 01, 2008 (01:23 PM)
Define quality.
espiga espiga - July 01, 2008 (04:40 PM)
My resolution was to get back into reviewing games regularly asap after the holiday season.

...6 months later, I've still not had the time. D=
goldenvortex goldenvortex - July 01, 2008 (05:47 PM)
I wanted to try and do at least one review a month.

I've written one this year.

psychopenguin psychopenguin - July 03, 2008 (08:01 AM)
Wanted to get to 500 reviews by the end of the year.. I've done 2 reviews so far. So 50 more to go >.>

I have not done a single FAQ KB all year. Officially anyways.. I've done a few here and there for FF3, Suikoden, and FFTA2 but nothing to write home about.

My writing goals are definitely going terrible, but gaming wise, I've beaten 21 games and 11 RPGs this year. I beat 11 RPGs total the last 3 years, I think, and 20 games total last year. My goal of 52 games beaten this year might actually be achieved.

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