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Thread: OctNoWriMo 2019 - A Maple Tree Before Your Window

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    OctNoWriMo 2019 - A Maple Tree Before Your Window

    “In October, a maple tree before your window
    lights up your room like a great lamp.
    Even on cloudy days,
    its presence helps to dispel the gloom.”

    — John Burroughs

    Welcome to the October goals thread! It's time to put down in writing what you hope to accomplish in the next 31 days - including deciding if you want to participate in this year's NaNoWriMo. We're all here to cheer, encourage and commiserate, so don't be shy - state those goals!

    Many of my goals for the month are continuing, or incomplete tasks from September, so some of this looks familiar. I'm on the fence about NaNo myself - I feel like I NEED to do it so I'll stop dithering and dawdling over my current WIP, but there's also a good chance I'll be making an overseas trip in November, which I know will put a cramp in my participation. This month I'm also re-releasing Book 4 of my series, and once that's out I can focus on the prequel, which is waiting in the wings with a planned early-December debut. (I've spent so much time this year picking up the pieces from my publisher's late 2018 demise that the idea of putting out a book that doesn't have their fingerprints all over it is positively freeing.) I have two more weeks to go in my current show, plus a concert, plus a workshop reading, a retirement seminar and a couple of parties, so October is going to be a busy, busy time.

    What's on your agenda for the month?

    [ ] Write 3k words on Book 5 of my series - 0 out of 3,000
    [ ] Read three books - 0 of 3

    [ ] Publish Book 4
    [ ] Decide on promo for Book 4 release
    [ ] Finish writing back cover blurb for prequel
    [ ] Submit prequel blurb and other front/back material to formatter
    [ ] Approve cover design for prequel (maybe - depends on designer schedule)

    [ ] Get 1 hour of exercise every week - 0 of 4
    [ ] Take 3 nature walks - 0 of 3
    [ ] Lose 3 pounds - 0 of 3

    [ ] Decide on NaNo participation
    Last edited by mrsmig; 10-01-2019 at 06:54 PM.
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