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September Goals

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Recap from August:

Reading: W00t! Went above and beyond this month without even trying. Five books finished and all caught up on my comics. That’s a first.  A++
Writing: I’ve been on top of my journal but got behind on the story. I did manage to finish up until the sentences for August 18 as of last night (so over half of the month finished). I guess I’ll give myself a D?
Finishing/Editing: Yeah, this was pretty much a fail because I forgot all about trying to finish something else and work on Heaven Can’t Wait. I honestly don’t even remember what I did all month. I guess there was a lot of walking trips and recovering from the walking trips, but… What did I do with my time? Must make more of an effort this month. F
Posting: Since I never got around to typing up all of the stuff I wrote while taking walks, I also never got around to editing and posting that stuff. So, fail… sort of, I guess. I don’t know. F

Well, August was a little better than July. I didn’t get a whole lot of writing done but more than last month. As I wrote about in the Round-up post, I did figure a way to combine my writing and walking by stopping at parks along my walking route to do some writing. I did that for three days at the end of the month and got quite a bit done. I’m going to try to keep doing that this month, but I’m sure the weather will eventually turn to rain (this is the Pacific Northwest) which will interfere with writing outside. I’ll have to take what I can get. F


September Goals:

Reading:

Writing:

Finishing/Editing:

  • edit a story other than Uncalled For
  • edit/finish two chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait
  • edit Uncalled For days as I finish them

Posting:

  • post the chapters of Uncalled For that I get done
  • post one other story

August Goals

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Recap from July:

Reading: I’m caught up on my comics which was half of my goal so…  C?
Writing: Complete failure. I wrote nothing except my journal (so I guess not a total failure then but nothing really productive creatively). F
Finishing/Editing: FAIL! I didn’t even look at any other stories so there was no finishing or editing of any kind for any story.F—
Posting: Also a complete and total failure since I didn’t edit anything, nothing was posted either. F

July was just… bad. I don’t have any excuses except I’ve just felt so worn down, especially towards writing. This chronic fatigue is annoying and confusing. Sometimes I have energy but for nothing of importance. I can never focus it towards writing. I did start walking the last week of the month thanks to a friend suggesting I download Pokemon Go again. I hadn’t played it since it came out because my phone couldn’t handle the app. Well, new phone, new goals. I walked 10km the first week and have already walked over 13km this week, usually with my daughters who have also gotten addicted.

This is major for me considering I can barely get out of bed most days. At the least, I can walk to the playground down the street that has a Pokestop. It’s something. Now if only I can get back to writing on a regular basis. F


AugustGoals:

Reading:

Writing:

Finishing/Editing:

  • edit a story other than Uncalled For
  • edit/finish two chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait
  • edit Uncalled For days as I finish them

Posting:

  • post the chapters of Uncalled For that I get done
  • post one other story

June Goals

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Recap from May:

Reading: Only read one of four books, but… I caught up on all but Unsounded and I only have two and a half chapters left of that to read. So I guess that’s sort of fifty/fifty? C
Writing: Um, yeah… totally bombed this. I decided after the month started that I wouldn’t be doing new sentences for Uncalled For Actions. I would just finish the ones from April and catch up on typing. But I did neither of those things. In fact, I didn’t write anything all month. Ugh. D– (because I kept my streak with my journal… barely)
Finishing/Editing: Hey, I did this. Sort of. I edited two stories other than Uncalled For. Well, I did a pass of editing on two different stories. The editing wasn’t completed. BUT that still counts. I didn’t get much of Uncalled For typed up, though. C
Posting: Yep, totally failed this one. And I reminded myself with a week to go that I needed to edit and post some stuff. Then forgot. Figures. F

I decided at the beginning of May that the month would be a loss for writing. With my grandson coming soon, I wanted to get some projects finished that I put off in April because of Camp NaNo. But I slacked off way more than I’d intended with not even trying to get my sentences typed up. I’ll try harder this month, I guess. F


June Goals:

Reading:

Writing:

  • write every day in my writing journal/keep my streak going
  • catch up on the days I still have missing from April for Uncalled For Actions

Finishing/Editing:

  • edit a story other than Uncalled For
  • edit/finish two chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait (I really need to work on this again)
  • type up and edit as much of Uncalled For as my hands will allow

Posting:

  • post the chapters of Uncalled For that I get done
  • post one other story
(Pretty much just keeping the same goals with a few little tweaks. This baby should be here any day so who knows what June will be like.)

May Goals

Recap from April:

Reading: Well, I read one book. 50% is a fail, huh?. F
Writing: I still haven’t missed a day of my journal and my streak is still going strong, but I didn’t manage to catch up on Uncalled For Actions. I came really close, though. B-
Finishing/Editing: I completely forgot I was supposed to look at something other than my NaNo project. Oops. I edited some of the stuff I wrote, but thanks to a pinched nerve in my hand, typing everything up to post has been slow going. C
Posting: I didn’t quite do this because of the above mentioned pinched nerve. I can only type so much with my fingers constantly going numb so I’m behind on my editing/posting of what I did write. C

A lot of my issues this past month were health related. Between the numb hands and chronic fatigue, I’ve had to make a lot of changes in how I work and learn to live with having a lot less energy than I used to. It’s been a learning experience. D


May Goals:

Reading:

Writing:

  • write every day in my writing journal/keep my streak going
  • catch up on the days I still have missing from April for Uncalled For Actions
  • write all of my sentences in May for Uncalled For Actions

Finishing/Editing:

  • edit a story other than Uncalled For
  • type up and edit as much of Uncalled For as my hands will allow

Posting:

  • post the chapters of Uncalled For that I get done
  • post one other story

April Goals

Recap from March:

Reading: Got three! books done not counting the online comics I read. B
Writing: Well, I did my journal and tried to catch up on Uncalled For Actions. I didn’t really come close but managed to get a few days finished. C-
Finishing/Editing: I guess this one is 50/50 or sort of a win because I edited and posted a story, but didn’t finish any others unless you count two chapters of Uncalled For. You know what, I think that does count so… A
Posting: This one I nailed with two chapters of Uncalled For and an entire fanfic! WTG me. A

This month was crap for my official wordcount, but I hit a lot of my goals so that makes me happy. It’s been my best month for that in a long time. B-


April Goals:

Reading:

  • read 2 books

Writing:

Finishing/Editing:

  • edit a story other than Uncalled For
  • finish and edit Uncalled For as I get them done

Posting:

  • post the chapters of Uncalled For that I get done

March Goals

Recap from February:

Reading: Well, I did finally finish the book, but since I did it on the last day of the month, I haven’t gotten around to starting a new one. C
Writing: Did my journal every day but got horribly behind in my sentences then gave up half way through the month thanks to my mood/energy issues. D
Finishing/Editing: I didn’t even manage to finish the chapters of Uncalled For Actions I should have because I’m so far behind. Didn’t work on anything else. F
Posting: I guess I posted a chapter of Uncalled For so that counts. Right? A

Horrible month for everything. The chronic fatigue and depression are slowly killing me. I’ve gotten nothing done, and honestly, don’t care that much most of the time. D+


March Goals:

Reading:

  • read 4 books

Writing:

  • write every day in my writing journal/keep my streak going
  • write my sentences needed for each day
  • catch up on Uncalled For Actions

Finishing/Editing:

  • finish at least one story (editing optional)
  • edit at least one story (posting optional)

Posting:

  • post a story or chapter

February Goals

Recap from January:

Reading: Read only one book and started a second one. It’s not going well. D-
Writing: Did good on this, but I’m not sure I could have set the bar any lower, lol. Wrote every day in my journal and wrote more than one sentence per day so A++
Finishing/Editing: No Chapters of Heaven have been worked on, but I did write (not edit) one of the “kiss” stories, and that’s technically a chapter of another story so it counts. C
Posting: Posted one story but also the sentences I wrote every day. A

Not bad, I guess. Because I did give myself realistic goals for my mood and energy levels, I was able to complete most of them. I guess I’ll give myself a C+


February Goals:

Reading:

  • finish the book I’m reading
  • start another book

Writing:

  • write every day in my writing journal/keep my streak going
  • write my sentences needed for each day

Finishing/Editing:

  • finish at least one story (editing optional)
  • edit at least one story (posting optional)

Posting:

  • post a story or chapter

January Goals

Recap from December:

Reading: Read one book and gave up on my Goodreads challenge for the year. Oh well. F
Writing: Wrote in my journal to keep my streak but did nothing else. I guess that’s a 50% which is still failing. F
Finishing/Editing: Did absolutely nothing. F
Posting: Posted nothing. F

December doesn’t exist. It was a figment of my imagination. F—-


January Goals:

Reading:

  • read four books for the 2019 Goodreads Challenge

Writing:

  • write every day in my writing journal/keep my streak going
  • write at least one sentence every day (yes, just one sentence)

Finishing/Editing:

  • work on one of the numerous Girl Genius fics that are started
  • work on finishing and/or editing four chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait

Posting:

  • post a story or chapter

December Goals

Recap from November:

Reading: I think I got to the end of Girl Genius again. I kind of lost track with the number of times I’ve read the comic this year. I didn’t read anything else. C
Writing: Well, my journal is still going so ++ for that, but I only wrote a few chapters of Heaven and only wrote twelve days during the month. Pretty much a complete failure, but I guess the journal thing pulls the grade up. D
Finishing/Editing: I managed to finish editing Chapter 37 of Heaven and that was it for my goals. I pretty much gave up after that. F
Posting: Posted one freaking chapter. ONE! What a month. F

November was even worse than October for the fact that I posted almost nothing and barely wrote. I did finish rough drafts of several chapters of Heaven, but they’re patchy at best with whole scenes missing between them. I doubt December is much better. D-


December Goals:

Reading:

Writing:

  • write every day in my writing journal/keep my streak going
  • at least something words every day

Finishing/Editing:

  • finish two WIPs
  • edit something

Posting:

  • post a story (any story–I’m not picky)

November Goals

Recap from October:

Reading: Hahahahahahahah. F
Writing: Did my journal (of course). Wrote two of the Girl Genius stories but didn’t edit or post them. And did absolutely nothing else on the list. D-
Finishing/Editing: So, finished editing Attention to Detail (YAY!). Edited chapters 35 & 36 of Heaven and started 37 but have been distracted by Halloween stuff (Boo!). Only edited 3 of the Girl Genius stories (eh). And I think I finished like one of the stories from last month. C
Posting: Got three of the four chapters for Heaven Can’t Wait. BOTH of the chapters for Attention to Detail and four stories. A-

October was a horrible month for writing (for various reasons). But I survived. Onto November and NaNoWriMo. C


November Goals:

Reading:

  • read four books (fingers crossed)
  • finish reading the Girl Genius again

Writing:

  • write every day in my writing journal/keep my streak going
  • at least 1667 words every day
  • write chapters 38 & 39 and 42-70 of Heaven Can’t Wait

Finishing/Editing:

  • edit chapters 37-42 of Heaven Can’t Wait

Posting:

  • Post four chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait

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