October went pretty well. My goals were to finish critiques (big check…there were ten of those buggers) and to finish the rough draft of FJR. I am four chapters shy. But! I still have until November 5th, when I meet my fellow pirate bloggers to finish that up. Since I finished the biggest, chunkiest chapter on Saturday night (see That Hurt…) I am hopeful that a measly four chapters can be done and I’ll have finished my October-and-a-week-goals.
So, assuming that everything until Nov 5 goes good, heres the goals for November:
1. To cheat at NaNoWriMo. The ‘winning’ requirement is 60,000 words. After finishing my other novel, I don’t feel like jumping into anything quite that large. I’m going to shoot for 20,000-30,000 words using:
The Writer’s Toolbox by Jamie Cat Callan (This box is really cool, you find out who your protagonist is by spinning a wheel, you keep your story moving by using ‘non-sequitor’ sticks…my goal is to have fun with this and write something completely random. Who knows what I’ll get?) So, I won’t do the word count for NaNo, nor will I really come up with key points for the story…if that’s not cheating I don’t know what is.
2. To finish the critiques (again!)–there are eight this time around. However, I’m thinking this month, instead of getting them all out of the way early, I’ll do the time-honored tradition of procrastinating until the last minute.