NaNoWriMo Plan

I did not finish Nanowrimo last year. I got about two thirds through before petering out.

This time I am going to do something a little different. There is a lot of different writing projects that seem to be just hanging on and so I will use this time to clear the docket, and you can call it a freestyle NaNoWriMo.

My plan will be to complete writing projects that have sit somewhere in limbo and count that towards my 50k limit. There are a couple lengthy projects that really need to be finished, and I think using that time towards those would be a good idea to help clear some of the longest waiting items. Some people may call this cheating, but this would be how I can get the most of 50k of words.

If everything goes as I planned this time then two major products will be completed. We shall see how well that works at the end of the the thirty days. Doing it in this way there has to be a couple rules about it.

First, all those words will be going towards novel projects. Short stories do not count towards the word count unfortunately. November 1st I will have a rolling total of all currently running ones as a blog post that way I can keep myself honest, but you can also see the progress I am making.

Second, when I feel a rough draft is complete then it will allow me the freedom to call it from there. I do not think I have enough experience to make a good novel out of a word deadline. Maybe I will be close or a little over and that won’t make me flip out. I can feel better knowing there doesn’t need to be any padding for the sake of this project which sits on my mind sometimes. Even when I said things about word counts on projects it always seems to weigh on my mind. Putting it a little further back while focusing on the content I hope brings the best out of me.whats-next

Let’s try this – New year changes and a look back on the old year

Looking back on the list of things I wanted to do last year it was a tall order for anyone who had the charisma, resources and drive befitting a small country. As a single human being I only made two goals. I did draw 100 times although I don’t post much about my art. And the cookbook is out albeit in electronic form only so at least there is some success there.

Still there are some things that can be done so this time we are going to reign in the scope just so we can make progress. 5 goals for the new year that some people may look as a step down, but it is one step on the road.

1. Publish a book in either hard or soft cover format. – It is one thing to write it, and it is another to actually hold a professional looking book in your hands. I would like that once at least.

2. Soon I will have a project page. I want to finish one project this year.

3. Be more open on here. Things bother me while I am working or studying as they bother you and I am sure that I could get more practice by writing something on it. As long as I stay open from a communication aspect then this will be fine.

4. Release one product – Start selling a product whether it be my all natural bath salts (Natural to the point of not even artificial colors or chemicals to preserve it I found a way around that.)

5. Have more fun, and overall have a better year.

Pretty open stuff some pretty pointed overall five things to keep things rolling.