Category Archives: Goals

Where Do I Stand Heading Into the Home Stretch

I’ve been unmotivated to write my third-quarter progress report for my 2013 writing goals because I’ve been afraid of what I might see.  I’ve been so focused—I might even say consumed—by doing novel edits recently that several of my other … Continue reading

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Ack! NaNoWriMo is Here Already

Where did October go?  Ordinarily I wouldn’t comment on the ending of a month, but with October ending, it means November is starting.  November means National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.  For those not familiar with NaNoWriMo, it’s a celebration of … Continue reading

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How am I doing in 2013?

Most of you who read this site know I set out annual writing goals at the beginning of the year (you can find my 2013 writing goals here).  These goals help me track my writing progress during the year and … Continue reading

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Staying on Target in 2013

It’s already February.  What happened to the time?  The year is one-twelfth of the way over, and I’m just now finalizing my writing goals for 2013. For the past two years, I’ve set writing goals and targets.  Goals are important … Continue reading

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Looking Back on 2012

The last page of 2012 has been logged into the history books.  Reviewing my writing performance for the year, I see a strong start to 2o12 that ran into some bumps later in the year.  I met some goals; I failed to meet others, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: The Finally Tally

November is over.  NaNoWriMo has officially ended.  Whew!  I finished just over 52,000 words for the month.  I didn’t finish my novel, but I never expected to finish it—speculative fiction novels are generally longer than 50K words—but I’m happy with the … Continue reading

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Time to Celebrate

I hit my NaNoWriMo goal today: 50,000 words, and with three days to spare.  These last few days were a bit of struggle as I’ve hit a rough spot in my novel.  I need to move my characters through about … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Week 3

It’s been a good writing week.  I got a go “recommended” review for one of my stories (more on that later), I wrapped up the first part of my novel, and I’m well into the second.  I’m pleased with my … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Week 2

Week two of NaNoWriMo is over.  Although the writing came a little harder this week, I managed to stay on pace and power through to the one-quarter point of my novel.  I’m getting close to finishing the first act of the story, and most … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Week 1

The first week of NaNoWriMo is over, so it’s time for a quick update on my progress.  I wasn’t very confident that I would be able to succeed in this year’s NaNoWriMo, but the first week went surprisingly well, and has proven to … Continue reading

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