Question of the month is: what are your writing goals for December?
November is over, and the tree is up! Now, it’s time to think about Christmas shopping. Yeah, I know, I’m late in starting, but that’s how I roll…every single year!
Well, NaNoWriMo has ended and I finished just shy of 14k. I am a bit disappointed that it wasn’t way higher, but progress is progress, right? I set another goal for the story I started with this and that is to reach 75k (or if the story feels complete before that) by Feb. 1st, 2019. This I believe is a reasonable goal.
From there I plan to set it aside for a few weeks to work on other projects. I hope to go back to it around March/April and begin the editing/revision phase. After this I’d like to see about gathering a few Beta readers to help me make the story even better. My goal is to have as polished a manuscript as possible by the end of 2019. Around this time, I may even attempt to take part in the Pitch Wars.
What about you? What are your writing goals for December? I love to hear them!
***IWSG stands for Insecured Writer’s Support Group. Want to know more? Click here.
And what’s even crazier is that one week from today is Thanksgiving!
Heck, I haven’t gotten a turkey yet much less planned a menu for it. I’ll work on it over the coming weekend…maybe.
I’ve been writing away on a story for NaNoWriMo currently sitting at about 7,200 words for the month. Yeah, the word count is quite low provided that I didn’t start until the 5th day. I’ve set up a goal tracker for this novel that by February 1st 2019 to have written a total of 75,000 words. This will be more realistic, but that won’t stop me from trying to get as many words done for November as I can. At that point (after November 30th), I plan to go back to writing my other projects.
So, what is this story I’m currently writing?
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Nyssa Mann found herself in a zombie apocalypse that claimed everyone she cared for. In search for a safe haven, she met a stranger who promised just that only to be tricked into a fantastical world where she will face a new kind of terror.
There are currently eight chapters up on Wattpad if you’d like to follow along Nyssa’s adventures. I’ve been trying to write about one new chapter per day. At the moment, a total of 30 chapters are slated for the completion of this book (possibly there will be additional chapters). This may also be Book One in a series or saga for the overall story but for now I’m taking this one day at a time.
What about you? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? If not, are you currently working on a writing project? I’d like to hear about it! 🙂
October is the month for all things Halloween related and hence this spooky image.
For this Story Prompt Challenge we’ll use the image and the following setting:
You and your little sister woke up, and discovered you both are in a dark, creepy forest. There is a structure nearby, and the door has opened.
What happens from here will be up to you. You’ll have until October 26th to write your version of the story (500 words and less). From there an open vote will be taken. The winner will receive a badge, and the story will be featured on this blog (and if you’re open to the opportunity, be interviewed which would also be included in with the featured story).
*Author’s Note of Apology: In the last Challenge, I’d like to apologize to the sole participant for not creating a video of your story. If you’re still interested, I could go ahead and create one and post to this blog even though it’s a bit late. Just let me know. 🙂