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The Yearly Writing Round-up!- 2017/2018

Here we are again, another year come and gone. It’s time to look back, see what I accomplished in 2017, and lay out the plan for 2018. It’s been…quite a year.

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A lot happened in my personal life, which heavily affected my writing. I lost my grandmother, and then my grandfather eight months later. Grief is a hard thing to work through, even knowing both of them are no longer suffering. Harvey came, and he was a jerk, as anyone living in Southeast Texas knows. I have several friends still dealing with the repercussions of that particular asshole. There were other things going on in my life as well, all of which made it difficult to stick to schedules. It always felt like I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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All of that to say, I’m trying to be kind to myself, to celebrate the victories and let the other stuff go. It’s hard (especially when I have so many plans and not enough time), but one of my intangible goals this year is to stop comparing my writing life to the lives of others and do what I can do, while still making time for myself. I’m really bad at that.

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Anyway, let’s take a look at my goals from 2017!

Overall goals for the year: Edit and (Finished, Q1/Q2/Q3) Publish “The Stars Are Fire” (now titled “Doubt The Stars”) (Finished Q4) Write (Finished, Q2), Edit, and Post “Good Intentions”; Finish Writing “Double The Baggins, Twice The Took” (Finished, Q3); Finish Writing “Wonderland Reclaimed”; Write first draft of Tempest in Space novel (tentatively titled “Such Stuff As Dreams”) (Finished Q4)

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Once More Unto The (Writing) Breach- November 2017

First things first, I know I missed my Hobbit walking post this past month. But I have a lot of things going on in the writing sphere right now and I want to discuss them, so we’ll do the walking blog next week 🙂

Second things second, “DOUBT THE STARS” IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! RIGHT NOW! YOU CAN BUY IT RIGHT NOW!

I’m super excited! Even if you don’t read the book, I would really appreciate a share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or your social media of choice. You can use the hashtag #DoubtTheStars or tag me (fogisbeautiful) and hopefully I will find you!

And last thing, if you read the description of the book and decide it really isn’t your jam, but you’d still like to support me, I have set up this thing called Ko-Fi:

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

Just click that link and support my borderline-problematic caffeine addiction…oh, and my writing ;P

Okay! Now we’ve got all that out of the way, let’s get into what went down this month.

What I’ve Accomplished This Month

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I’m gonna pull an Adan Ramie: So, what happened was…my writing group convinced me that all the proofreading and formatting and stuff I did in November totally counted for my NaNo word count. Call me a cheater if you want, but I had a rough month and goddamnit I feel like I deserve this!

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Once More Unto The (Writing) Breach- October 2017

I’m having a weird moment of trying to even remember what was in October…

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Yeah, that’s probably for the best, because November has been a whole new set of…I don’t even know what to call it. Let’s get into what happened in October and maybe I’ll have a burst of memory recall!

What I’ve Accomplished This Month

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Well…I mean I did stuff! That’s good, right? Right????

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The Quarterly Writing Round Up!- Q3, 2017

Oh my gosh, it’s a new quarter already!

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2017 is just flying by. If it could slow down a just a smidge I would be fine with that, actually. No? Alright then.

Here’s a recap of my goals for the year, in case you don’t want to go back and read the original post:

Overall goals for the year: Edit and (Finished, Q1/Q2/Q3) Publish “The Stars Are Fire” (now titled “Doubt The Stars”); Write (Finished, Q2), Edit, and Post “Good Intentions”; Finish Writing “Double The Baggins, Twice The Took” (Finished, Q3); Finish Writing “Wonderland Reclaimed”; Write first draft of Tempest in Space novel (tentatively titled “Such Stuff As Dreams”)

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Once More Unto The (Writing) Breach- September 2017

Let’s start this blog post out with a pictorial depiction of my month:

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Right. Now that we’ve established that

What I’ve Accomplished This Month

 

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Apparently, even taking into account that Harvey is an asshole and my out-of-town shenanigans, my goal of 25k words for September was just too much. I almost made 20k, which I could have been happy with, but I just lost my drive last week, so…yeah.

Let’s break down what I have done:

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Once More Unto The (Writing) Breach- August 2017

I’m back!

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So, here’s the deal, the next few blog posts are going to probably be pretty huge, making up for the one’s I missed. But I wanted to go ahead and let you guys know what I did in the writing department last month (since I haven’t done hardly any writing related things yet in September).

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What I’ve Accomplished This Month

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So, my new goal was to track a total of 35k on WordKeeper Alpha for the month. I didn’t quite make it, but I did come in at 30,873, which is close. I probably could have made it if Harvey hadn’t been such a jerk, but that’s okay. Let’s break this down!

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Once More Unto The (Writing) Breach- July 2017

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Two Camp wins in a row, baby! I am on fire!

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…okay, not literally on fire. Obviously. ;P Let’s get on with this.

What I’ve Accomplished This Month

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Oh my goodness, I did SO MUCH last month. Let’s break it down!

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The Quarterly Writing Round Up!- Q2, 2017

Welcome to Q2, y’all!

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Halfway through 2017 and I’m feeling pretty good (despite what you are about to see). A lot of things are coming together, setting up the second half of the year to likely be a cascade of productivity!

Here’s a recap of my goals for the year, in case you don’t want to go back and read the original post:

Overall goals for the year: Edit and (Finished, Q1/Q2) Publish “The Stars Are Fire” (now titled “Doubt The Stars”); Write (Finished, Q2), Edit, and Post “Good Intentions”; Finish Writing “Double The Baggins, Twice The Took”; Finish Writing “Wonderland Reclaimed”; Write first draft of Tempest in Space novel (tentatively titled “Such Stuff As Dreams”)

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Once More Unto The (Writing) Breach- June 2017

Happy Independence Day to all my fellow America readers! 😀

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I’m having feels about the Independence Day presidential speech… but this isn’t a political blog, so I’m gonna just leave this here 🙂

This month is off to a pretty good start, so let’s jump right in!

What I’ve Accomplished This Month

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Hey look! Christmas in June! ;P This was kind of a weird month and not all of it made it onto the WordKeeperAlpha graph, because not all of it involved actual words. Let’s break it down!

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Once More Unto The (Writing) Breach- May 2017

What I’ve Accomplished This Month

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This was yet another pretty single-minded month. And guess what? I still didn’t finish anything!

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Let’s break down my failure. Because that sounds like fun! 😀

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