lilyWhite, I completely get the being averse to post, but I'm glad you did. Sometimes it helps, as mrsmig says, and even if you don't make the goals it can help to see that you've got clearly defined ones, and see how close you got.

Is the Countdown to 2019 Flash Fiction Challenge an Absolute Write thing, or something you're doing elsewhere? (Either way, mad props; I write long, and am lightly in awe of people who mange to do flashes.)