Monday, November 30, 2015

Accountability Monday

To keep myself on task with everything I have to do outside of my day job, I've started Accountability Monday where I'll share my successes and failures from the past week and my goals for the upcoming one. If you too need something to keep yourself honest, feel free to join in.

November is over. Or it will be tomorrow. I can't even think of words because all the words were used during NaNoWriMo. But, I can officially put up my tacky Christmas decorations now. So, YES to that.

How I Did Last Week

  • Write about 10K more on The SNI. Success! I've written over 18K this week.
  • Leave the house by 5.30 during the week. Meh. Kinda sorta happened. Most days.
  • Continue to take the stairs at work. Success!

My Goals for This Week

  • Complete The SNI draft at about 80K
  • Read all the things.
  • Walk up the stairs at work

Biggest Challenge I Faced This Week

Hubby's birthday was this past weekend so I figured I wouldn't get any writing in, but Hubby being Hubby made sure I did.

Something I Love About My WIP

That as Present Alicia, I don't need to worry about how much of a mess this draft is.

Random Factoid of the Week

Apparently Boston has a large population of Australians. Large enough that we need to have 2 Australian meat pie shops.


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Monday, November 23, 2015

Accountability Monday

To keep myself on task with everything I have to do outside of my day job, I've started Accountability Monday where I'll share my successes and failures from the past week and my goals for the upcoming one. If you too need something to keep yourself honest, feel free to join in.

Well, we've entered Week 4 of November. It's a week of all the things at Chez Gregoire: Thanksgiving, continual writing, and a milestone birthday for Hubby. It's also been 4 years since The White One had that horrible surgery because we couldn't figure out what was wrong. (Note: we're still paying off that surgery.. Gladly.)

How I Did Last Week

  • Write about 10K more on The SNI. Success! I've written over 17K this week.
  • Leave the house by 5.30 during the week. Meh. Kinda sorta happened. Most days.
  • Continue to take the stairs at work. Success!

My Goals For This Week

Since last week's goals were attainable and still valid. Let's do a repeat of them, shall we?
  • Write about 10K more on The SNI.
  • Leave the house by 5.30 during the week.
  • Continue to take the stairs at work.

 

 

Biggest Challenge I Faced Last Week

Tiredness. Doing NaNoWriMo is like a month-long tech week and I'm starting to crash. I'll inevitably catch a cold in the next few weeks once I'm done drafting The SNI.

Something I Love About My WIP

I don't know if it's something I love or if it's something I'm trepidatious about. The SNI is beginning to look like a Japanese/Celtic retelling of Romeo and Juliet with monsters. Of course, The SNI's not final yet so this is subject to change, but still.

Random Factoid of the Week

For constipated cats, it's recommended to feed them canned pumpkin.


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Monday, November 16, 2015

Accountability Monday.

To keep myself on task with everything I have to do outside of my day job, I've started Accountability Monday where I'll share my successes and failures from the past week and my goals for the upcoming one. If you too need something to keep yourself honest, feel free to join in.

How I Did Last Week

  • Write between 10,000 and 14,000 words this week. Nailed it. 19K written this week.
  • Write the Week 3 Pep Talk for NaNoBoston, the Boston region for NaNoWriMo  Done!
  • Continue to wake up at 4 and out the door by 5.30 the latest. Meh... a little dicey there.
  • Continue taking the stairs at the day job. Yep. I'm surprised I haven't died from all the stairs yet.

My Goals for This Week

  • Write about 10K more on The SNI.
  • Leave the house by 5.30 during the week.
  • Continue to take the stairs at work.

Biggest Challenge I Faced This Week

The day job. There, I said it.

Something I Love About My WIP

That I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. My world building is not developed so I'm learning stuff all the time. I'm pretty sure I'll hate myself come revision time, but for now I'm good.

 

Random Factoid of the Week

Not really a fact, but more of an observation. People are immune to the sound of a fire alarm. Sunday I was having a pre-write in burger at Tasty Burger when the fire alarm went off in the restaurant. No one moved. There wasn't a fire thank goodness, but still no one cared that there was strobe lights and loud blaring klaxon-esque horns.

How's your fall going? Getting lots of stuff done? Share below and then stop by Pam and Quita's blog!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Accountability Monday

To keep myself on task with everything I have to do outside of my day job, I've started Accountability Monday where I'll share my successes and failures from the past week and my goals for the upcoming one. If you too need something to keep yourself honest, feel free to join in.

So, it's November. It's NaNoWriMo. I'm lucky I know my name right now. I'm about 18,000 words into the SNI and I have a whole lot of work in store for Future Alicia, which you will undoubtedly hear about down the road when I talk about how Past Alicia did no prep work at all.

How I Did Last Week

 
Well, last week I had no goals because I had no post. So let's look at goals from a few weeks ago:
  • Send out SFLN to the two agents I promised it to. DONE
  • Complete my plotting and preplanning for The SNI. Meh, I got *some* done. Most of NaNo is being pantsed this year.
  • Stretch goal--> Exercise. I've been taking the stairs at the day job for the last week because we moved from the 5th floor to the 3rd. 3 flights is doable, five is murder.
 
 

Goals for This Week

  • Write between 10,000 and 14,000 words this week.
  • Write the Week 3 Pep Talk for NaNoBoston, the Boston region for NaNoWriMo
  • Continue to wake up at 4 and out the door by 5.30 the latest.
  • Continue taking the stairs at the day job.
 
 

Biggest Challenge I Faced This Week

 
Writing after a full day at the day job. Just like when I revised SFLN, I'm more productive in the morning. This means getting up way too early to achieve what I want. Now with Daylight Savings Time over and it being November, I no longer see the daystar. I think it's a myth.
 
 

Something I Love About My WIP

 
That it's a messy first draft. And my drafts are messy filled with things that aren't plotted, aren't researched, aren't named. My first drafts have a lot of things like [PUT HERE A REALLY BRILLIANT AND WITTY COMMENT] but given the nature of drafting, my brain can't think on that level. Yeah...
 
 

Random Factoid of the Week

The reason why the majority of the US has a drinking age of 21 is because of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which Congress passed in 1984. Basically it says, "make the drinking age 21 or we're not going to give you all of the funds." (This is highly CliffNoted and for more info you can read the Wikipedia stub or you can go to CNN.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Dear Blog, Part IX

Dear Blog,

I know. Today's supposed to be Accountability Monday, but it's NaNoWriMo time and I forgot to pre-game the post. I'll be back next week with an update.

My goal for this week is to hit 12,000 words. Cross all the things.

Xoxo,
Alicia

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