Mixed results so far for me this year in achieving or aiming towards goals. For one I have had a real awful Ear infection which stopped me making music for a few weeks, got lots of pressure in home, family and work life which is all rather depressing.
One of my goals was to get album reviews, I tried hard to get some reviews for my last album, I was so proud of it but not really able to get any reviews or get people to listen or review it, I felt bad about badgering people like @disquiet for a review. (I am not very confident in this and take rejection badly) I did sell a grand total of 23 CDs (so far) and its had a fair few free downloads so its not been a total failure.
I did get one review though, in print and online and very nice it was too...
I am still working on a film soundtrack which is taking a lot of time.
I got asked to make some little sounds for a ad campaign and getting paid a reasonable amount of cash for it - not enough to quit the day job though. I can't mention the name yet.
Part of me feels a bit reluctant to take on corporate paid work like this but at the same time I want to leave my 'real' job and want to earn money another way and music is doing what I love. And its nice to be asked or approached to do anything really so I can't in all honesty refuse it.
I started collaborating with https://soundcloud.com/wust (a regular Junto collaborator) and talking of doing a full album together. We posted two tracks on SC last week we worked on.
I am over half way through my 100 days of abstinence - I start most years when I don't drink alcohol, smoke or take drugs for 100 days. Its easy but I am starting to crave red wine!