Over the last few months, I've been listing my monthly goal in the sidebar. Every month, I've only been able to achieve half of my goal, which makes me think maybe my goals are two times too big.
I wonder if I will still accomplish only half if I set my goals smaller.... If I go for 20 chapters a month, will I only write 10?
I only got to about 30,000 words for NaNoWriMo last month, but I only wrote 11 or 12 days, which isn't too shabby. I blame my post-Halloween chocolate-induced week-long migraine. Apparently I can't say no to chocolate even if it literally hurts me.
It seems like it's late into December, but we have three more weeks to go - plenty of time to knock out a monthly goal. Since the 1st until now, I've only been working on small, relatively easy things that don't require a lot of deep thought.
- I took my manuscripts out of multiple smallish report covers and put them into three-ring notebooks.
- I reread the beta-reader comments from one of my novels and wrote them onto a single copy, which I also put into a three-ring binder.
- I read through the first few chapters of my NaNo novel.
- And I have done a lot of reading on coal towns and Southern Appalachian culture.
Today I'm at the cross-roads where I need to decide what to do for the rest of the month (with 21 days left including today). This morning I feel like writing the first draft of the second half of my NaNo novel. So I'm going for it.
If it were a blogfest, I would call it The Twelve Chapters of Christmas. Too cheesy? Doesn't matter to me as long as I get it done. But twelve seems too small (and too achievable) to make me feel like I need to get moving on it now. Twenty is better.
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BTW, I am very behind on returning comments. I expected a lot of people would be participating in the blogfest yesterday for Alex. But I had the idea it would just be Alex reading the posts. :) I'm overwhelmed with the number of comments yesterday.
Anyone else writing twelve to twenty chapters this month?