Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October Goals

It’s Halloween month! That almost makes up for all the horrible things happening in the world right now. Well, maybe almost is too strong a work. A very tiny bit. It cushions the blow. Is it possible to be stabbed softly? That.

All right, what was I supposed to be doing?

September Goals
1. Prepare my WIP (and myself) for beta reads. I cannot believe this is happening.
It’s as ready as it’s going to get…

2. Work on the notes for my new idea.
Yep, I did do this. I think there’s a bit more work to do before I can begin writing it though. I want to make sure I know how it goes from beginning to middle to end.

3. Update my etymology page. It’s been at least three months since the last one.
It’s up to date as to a few weeks ago. I know you were all worried.

And now for what I should be doing now…

October Goals
1. Start with the beta reads. And as a corollary, don’t have a panic attack from the beta reads.

2. Figure out if I’m ready to start a new WIP.

3. Try to distract myself from the beta reading/imminent doom.

So hopefully, that’s what I’ll be doing this month. What about you? What do you want to do this month?


  1. Don't worry about the beta reads. It's not that bad and they'll help you make the story stronger.

  2. Beta readers are there to help you. They're talking about your work, not you. (And if they're talking about you, they don't need to be your beta readers.)

  3. What Liz and Alex said. Yeah, the experience can be extremely anxiety-inducing, but your story will be stronger for it. I find distraction is key for the first few days, and then I relax (or as much as I ever relax about anything).

  4. Beta readers are there to help you make your story better. So don't be anxious; embrace it!

  5. It only makes up for it if the undead are going to rise and go after all the people responsible for all of the horrible things.

  6. Those beta readers will be so helpful - you'll see.

  7. Stabbed softly means if you got stabbed and no vital organs were punctured, so... yes, it's a thing.

    That doesn't mean it doesn't hurt like hell.

  8. Good luck on your goals.
    I think stabbed softly means you're bad at stabbing. ;)

  9. Hope you hear some good things from those beta readers and most of all, some helpful things.


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