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Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday Muse: Getting Ready for 2012!





November was NOT my greatest month this year. :( I guess I put way too much on my plate that I could handle! But I must say, I did not do too bad either. I participated in two different challenges last month, NaNoWriMo and PiBoIdMo 


My idea for Nanowrimo was to make a collection of stories about the crew and passengers of a spaceship heading to a new world. So far, I have 17+ short stories giving me a word count of 30,000. While I would have liked to have at least thirty, I am still happy with the 17 or more that I have. It's 17+ I did not have at the beginning of November (or this year!) :D 


This year was the first time I participated in the Picture Book Idea Month. the idea was to come up with a picture book idea each day of the month. I managed at least twelve ideas, six of them I think are solid. So again, I feel like i didn't really fail because I completed something, even if only six stories come out of the 12 ideas. 


Which brings me to my next challenge! 12x12 in 2012 The challenge you ask? Twelve complete picture book drafts. Twelve months.  2012. Thanks to Julie Hedlund for coming up with the idea. It is just what I need to keep me focused on WRITING :D Julie has even set up a facebook page and haven for the 12x12 in 2012 participants for support and accountability! Again, just what I need :) 


I am really excited for the coming year. So writer friends, what is your 2012 pre-new year's writers resolution? :D

8 comments:

Kerri Cuev said...

You were pretty darn productive. YAY! I've yet to come up with my goals for next year. I usually decide the day before New Years.

Nicole said...

That's awesome to hear about your 17 short stories. Nicely done!

I didn't do NaNo this year, because I knew my Nov. was already crazy. So, now I'm doing a pseudo NaNo approach with the rest of this year and into 2012. I'm back to setting myself daily word limits and hope to have a mostly-complete draft of my next WIP by the end of February.

The rest of the year will probably be a lot of editing existing stuff and plotting two other new pieces I have in mind.

Nicole said...

That's awesome to hear about your 17 short stories. Nicely Done!

I skipped out on NaNo this year, because I knew Nov. was already going to be crazy. So, I'm taking a pseudo NaNo approach for the rest of this year and into 2012. I'm back to daily word counts and hope to have a mostly-complete draft of my latest WIP by the end of February.

The rest of the year will probably be editing my existing stuff and plotting for two other ideas I have.

Heather said...

That sounds like a fun challenge/resolution! My biggest resolution is to promote the heck out of my novels so I can raise as much money for the charity I'm donating to as possible!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

It sounds to me like you had a VERY productive month and got a lot accomplished! I'm glad you're doing 12X12 - I am too :)

Coleen Patrick said...

Congrats on your productivity and goals! Awesome. My first thing for the new year is to do a blog makeover. :)

Theresa Milstein said...

You accomplished a lot this month. Congratulations!

What is my goal next year? Finish the YA I started and get it sparkly to query.

inluvwithwords said...

Those are definitely not failures. You've had a very productive November. Good luck with 12 x 12!


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