Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December Goals

Well, this was another month that went by fast. But maybe that’s because I spent the last few days in a food coma. Ooh, and the same thing is going to happen at the end of this month, too! I love the holidays!

Anyway, let’s see what I was supposed to be doing…

November Goals

1. 20K in my paranormal apocalyptic story! This is the more important project, so I really want to focus on it. I think some of the reason I’ve been having trouble is because I’ve been working on multiple things. It’s time to stop doing that.
            Yes, I did this! It’s over 50K now and getting close to the end. But this doesn’t mean it’s nearly close to finished. There’s a bunch of stuff I have to go back and fill in as whenever I got stuck, I skipped the part that was troubling me. I’d peg the “final: first draft as being somewhere over 60K.

2. Be more active on social media. Of course, since everyone is off doing NaNo, it’s not like anyone will be around to notice.
            I wasn’t bad. I didn’t slip at least, and I’ve been working on being more active on Tumblr and while visiting other blogs. I could have done better, though.

3. Learn more about computer coding. Yes, really.
            Yeah, I didn’t do this. I didn’t have time. Weekends (and the holiday week, of course) are my only free time and I tend to spend them doing, you know, fun stuff. Maybe next month?

Not bad. I’m especially pleased with my writerly goals. And now for this month:

1. Finish the rough draft of my previously mentioned paranormal apocalyptic story.

2. Think about ways to make my blog more fun for my readers. I’m not good when it comes to things like this, so it will take some work.

3. Screw it, it’s December, I’m taking the last week off. Yes, this is totally a goal. Even though I just took a week off in November. Ah, screw it.

What are your December plans? Are you totally getting overwhelmed with the upcoming holidays? Are you ready to say goodbye to 2013?


  1. Laughed at your last one! I'm posting for Mark's Fifty States of Pray on December 24, but that will be the only post for almost three weeks. Take some time off. This place is a ghost town then anyway.
    And more than doubled your word count for November. Awesome!

  2. Computer code would glaze my eyes over.

    I'm keeping busy through December... dreading Christmas, actually, but that's the effect of grief.

  3. You actually did pretty good in November. December is going to be loony for me too between birthdays and the holidays and family coming over, I'm going to have to back off on the blogging for a bit. But I'm OK with that. Really, OK. (:

  4. That's what I said when contemplating taking off November - oh, screw it!

  5. I'm scurrying into my hiatus hidey hole and taking a break. But you know this already. ;)

  6. Hey, don't knock the down time. It's important too! Also, computer coding? I bow down to you. That's a language I couldn't learn!

  7. Who wants to get anything done in December, anyway?

    However, I have some Christmas presents to finish making. I've done the Christmas shopping (some I knit for, some don't want me to knit for them), but the Christmas knitting isn't where I'd like it to be right about now.

  8. When I talked to a major publisher in the business, he said a certain kind of apocalyptic story is becoming popular. It's the kind where at the end, there can be a way of reversing what led to the apocalyptic conditions. Think in terms of the movie Oblivion.

  9. Yep, it's good to take some time off. You did well in November. Good luck with the December goals.


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