It’s October 4? What do you mean, it’s already October 4? I don’t recall authorizing this. It’s still September…please?
So the NaNoWriMo site relaunched this week, which means ML duties have kicked in in full, which means my yearly break with sanity has begun (as evidenced by the email I sent out this morning with no subject line).
We also had a NaNo-crafting get-together last weekend, which resulted in a whole lot of these:
Yes, those are coffins. Yes, certain people who shall remain nameless got a little happy about painting blood on them.
It’s a really, really bad thing that NaNo comes right after Halloween, because the craft stores are full of Halloween decorations and every trip there pretty much ends with me and Rebekah going, “OOH! Do you know what we could do with THESE?” while grabbing cardboard skulls or wooden coffins or dancing skeletons or cobweb stickers.
That we exercise any kind of restraint is a testament to our willpower, seriously.
Anyway, here’s the final look at my goals for the month:
2) Edit 5 chapters of the ’06 NaNo per week.
Yup. Pretty much got this done, at least with paper edits. Still haven’t imported the changes on the last 5-6 chapters into a Word document, and I probably won’t until I make it through this next section.
3) Post to the blog twice a week.
Pretty much. We’ll call it good.
4) Post at least 2 reviews.
*sighs* I actually had about 3 written, but just haven’t gotten them up. Maybe I’ll finish them all in October and post them throughout the next two months?
5) Comment on at least 3 other blogs each week.
I got out and definitely commented on more blogs this month than I have previously, so I’m going to call this good.
And I think that actually wraps up #writemotivation for 2012. For October, my biggest goal is getting both November AND December freelance articles written and delivered before 10/13 and 10/31, respectively. And for November, well, my goal is to hit 50,000 words by the end of the month. 😀
And December, my goal will be to fall over and hibernate until 2013, emerging only for The Hobbit and Christmas.
How did September go for you? Any of you guys doing NaNo? Have you checked out the shiny new site yet?