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Thread: DecNoWriMo 2016 - The Days Dwindle Down to a Precious Few

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    Sorry about your kitty
    Half Price Souls, recompose Issue 3 (February 2017)

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    Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Hope all our monthly NaNo thread folks are having all the merry and bright they can handle!

    This is one of the first opportunities I've had to sit quietly at the computer in a week. First there were all the last-minute holiday preparations, including a final round of baking, which included iced sugar cookie cutouts, cinnamon bread, millionaire bars and an Irish Cream cake. My brother and his family will be around tonight to help us eat up the goodies. I think I'm safe in calling the baking goal DONE.

    Second, the "slight" cold went full blown early in the week. I lost my voice midway through our Tuesday evening performance and missed the following two shows while the cold continued to sit on my vocal cords. Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon was the worst - I just huddled in a chair by the Christmas tree and blew my nose and coughed and drowsed. Friday I went back to work, in a somewhat abbreviated version of the show (we had to take some tucks in a couple of numbers to spare my voice). We begin our final week in the run tomorrow, and I'm hoping I'll be back at full strength by then.

    Since the cold took the mickey right out of me, I didn't get to the first round of edits my editor sent out last week, and did no writing. I finished the second Pratchett book and made some progress in another. I may have found a near-perfect sublet in midtown Manhattan and just have to coordinate when to come up and see the place - probably the first week in January. Hope the weather cooperates.


    Start first editing pass on Book #4 in my fantasy series - still on Chapter 1
    Go over beta notes on Book #3 (as they come in) - done
    Finish the three books I started last month - 2 of 3
    Finish David McCullough's The Path Between the Seas - currently on Page 451
    Continue with holiday baking - done
    Last edited by mrsmig; 12-25-2016 at 11:13 PM.
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    Well, it's December 31st and I'm about to head out to do the final two performances of my show, so I think it's safe to say that my December goals are as done as they're going to be. No progress on the writing front, but I did finish Atlas Obscura, one of the books I was reading - so that's a goal down. I didn't finish the McCullough and am giving myself official permission to stop reading. It's become a chore and I have too many books I want to read.

    Hope everyone has a grand, glorious and happy New Year! I'll probably start the January 2017 thread tomorrow, so be thinking about your goals (writing and otherwise) so you can post them. I understand stating one's goals makes it more likely that you'll achieve them!


    Start first editing pass on Book #4 in my fantasy series - still on Chapter 1/didn't finish
    Go over beta notes on Book #3 (as they come in) - done
    Finish the three books I started last month - 3 of 3 done
    Finish David McCullough's The Path Between the Seas - didn't finish
    Continue with holiday baking - done
    Last edited by mrsmig; 12-31-2016 at 11:29 PM.
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    Not a good month. I succeeded at holiday, but failed at goals. I did at least get four chapters edited, plus halfway through another. But short stories? Reading? Nope. A lot of my creativity went to the game, but even with that I did pretty badly.

    Next year. Next year.

    1. Write/edit three stories. 1/3
    2. Edit four chapters of Book 2. 4/4
    3. Read five books. 2/5
    4. Min 500 words or two pages edited a day. Nope.Failed.
    5. Game world/story creation.
    Half Price Souls, recompose Issue 3 (February 2017)

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    Right. I do not expect this review to be good, because I forget what was on my list, but here goes!

    December Goals:

    • Finish short story (or at least decide if what I'm doing is working or if I want to start over)
      Nope. I think I'm going with what I have, but I didn't really look at it.
    • Edit Novella
      Nope. Worked on other things instead.
    • Make plan to edit NaNo projects starting in Jan
      Nope. Other than acknowledging it needs to happen, I have no plan.

    Constant Goals:

    • Work on shifting wake-up & go-to-sleep times
      Ha, ha, ha, ha! Nope. In fact, they got worse over my holidays.
    • Catch up on Marvel shows
      I give up.
    • Keep writing streak going (12/12 months so far)
      Success! Finally. I pulled off my (reasonable) minimum daily word count every day in 2016. Pretty pleased with that one, actually.


    December was pretty much a bust for me all around, but at least I got my holiday items accomplished. I'm going to be happy with that and do better in January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evabeth View Post
    I have been working so hard all year. I think now is the time to take it easy. Therefore, my goals are the following:

    • Relax ---Done
    • Create New Year's Resolution---Done
    • Increase Typing Speed (starting at 60 wpm)---Done--- I officially average 61 wpm. Yep.
    • Play with my Rubik's Cubes--Nope---Instead, I've read Self-Editing for Fiction Writers.
    ​​​Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?





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    As I expected, I hardly got any writing done the second half of the month.

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