Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thursday 13: Go Get' em Goals Pre-NaNo

Well it's that time of year. The countdown to NaNo has begun. I know not everyone does this crazed writer thing, but since I'm always up for a challenge I work it into my schedule. So here's 13 goals I need to accomplish before November 1st so  I can throw myself into my NaNo project.

1.) Finish current WIP. (Book 2 in my Blackridges Series.) I need about 13 thousand words to reach my goal. This wip has been moving slow, but it's good.
2.) Clean and organize my office. (This is a must do! If my kids or husband don't know what to do with something it ends up on my desk.)
3.) Clean pantry and fridge.
4.) Plan a months worth of dinners so I don't have to keep running to the store.
5.) Stock pantry and fridge. (Going for healthy snacks for me and easy fixings for the kids.)
6.) Work out a firm writing schedule, especially for Friday and Saturdays. (I have my nieces and nephew for bowling.) And let everyone know what it is.
7.) Make a mock cover for inspiration. (Well, I'm going to ask my daughter to do this for me.)
8.) Have promo ready for Book releasing on October 24th. (Pic to the right.)
9.) Get Christmas contest ready for launch on November 15th-ish.
10.) Make a playlist for my NaNo story.
11.)Write out basic chapter points for NaNo story12.)Get my blog post topics picked for the month so I can be ready for quick post.13.) Read 2 books not in my genres to clear my head. I think I'm going to go for an action and a mystery.

So who is doing NaNo? When are you going to start prepping? Am I alone in my craziness?

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thebluemuse said...

Good luck!! I was contemplating trying to shoe-horn my dissertation into the format, but it's neither novel nor fiction. Hrm.

Kimberly Menozzi said...

Best of luck to ya! I never do NaNoWriMo - November is never a good time for me to take on extra anything!

Happy TT!

Journeywoman said...

i'm doing nano and plan to start outlining now. I hope full rewrites count!

CountryDew said...

I have thought about doing NaNo but I have never done it and keep hesitating. Good for you for taking it on.

I am Harriet said...

Kudos for your list. You are very organized.

H.A. Fowler (Heather) said...

OMG I FORGOT ALL ABOUT NANO! I have so much work to do before then, and I'm packed full of appearance dates!


We better get to work! Thanks for remind me!