Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October revisited

And so, it's time to tally up my October goals. Here they are:

My goals for October include: 1) Finishing three more Wizard stories; 2) Writing 10,000 words of Ascension; 3) Write two short stories for a workshop; 4) Prepare Quantum of the Past for Createspace.
It was a very ambitious set of goals. I didn't do half as well as I wanted to.

I actually only got done one Wizard story, 0 words on Ascension, and did not prepare Quantum for Createspace. At least I finished the two short stories for the workshop.

The lesson is not to be too ambitious. There is plenty of time to do things at a slooooooooooooooooooow pace. Next year is a big drafting year, so I would like to have at least The Wizards done.

November will be interesting. I start a second job, hopefully, while finishing up the semester at school. Just writing that out makes the endeavor seem crowded, busy. But it is what I have to do to keep my books looking a certain way. I mean, I could start doing the art for my books again, but that didn't work out so well. And good artwork costs money. Publishing too has costs. Next year I will add advertising costs, etc.

It's more of a hobby at this point (an expensive one). But there are bigger goals and bigger plots I have to follow. At least next year school will be a thing of the past, unless I wish to pursue a different degree plan. But I'm a little burned out from school.

More on next year's goals in two months.

These are my goals for November:

  1. Finish at least two Wizard stories.
  2. Prepare Quantum for Createspace.
  3. Prepare Quantum ebook.

That is far more conservative than last month's goals.


And now, here is more work by Celairen.