Okay...

Jan. 3rd, 2013 08:23 pm
cat_rood: (Rules)
This has popped up on several blogs that I follow. Most notably on [personal profile] kay_brooke's. So, I'm going to do this too:

Creative Goals:

January:

- Finish NaNo '12
- Edit half of NaNo '10
- Plot out One Wing Angel
- Write one prompt for [community profile] darkfantasybingo
- Work on Wizard cross stitch 2 hours a week.

These are just my writing goals. I have other personal goals but those are for my personal blog. Now, to work on them.
cat_rood: (Reaper)
So, real life has been... well, interesting is one word to put to it. My two older daughters came for a visit. They're beautiful young women, and I really enjoyed having them around. They didn't even mind riding the bus! (Actually, the younger of the two thought it a neat adventure!)

That was one up. Another one was that my daughter loved her Geisha. She's going to send me pictures once she hangs it on her wall. I am excite!

The down is the depression I feel lurking at the base of my skull because it'll be almost a year before I can see them again. Sigh. Time to get a lot of things done, I guess? I don't know.

But, what I do know is that it's time to get my writing back on track. To do that, I need to rearrange my living room (again) and set up my writing station and actually get back into the habit of sitting there to write.

I think I am going to download this to work on my writing/other things with. So maybe it will help. As well, I'm going to continue following UnFuckYourHabitat on Tumblr, which is doing a lot for helping me break down my days.

There are, of course, other things going on, but those are for my personal blog.

I hope everyone is having a good summer!
cat_rood: (Rules)
I've decided I'm doing writing/creative challenges for 2011. So, this is going to be my master list of just what I've signed up for:

1:



Creative Every Day (thanks to [personal profile] finch for pointing it out!)

Now the rules state it doesn't have to be writing, but that's usually my outlet of choice. I'm going to try knitting this year, so, it's time to see about getting that done. Plus, part of my resolutions this year is to finish some cross stitch. Meaning, that I'm going to have to work on things. Plus, with a challenge, I tend to do better. I need to have something to work for. And people to beat. IDEK.

2: 750 words! I actually like this one. It's a small, reasonable goal that pretty much everyone can do. It's only 750 words a day, and that's less than an hour's work, unless I'm really struggling and I'm generally not. It's something to work for, and I have to keep going to get the badges that are offered as accomplishment, you see.

3: Get Your Words Out is a challenge where you sign up for a number (I signed up for 250k) to write over the course of the year. I have a lot of writing ahead of me, but it's possible. There's stories to be written and I need to be writing them. (thanks to [personal profile] kay_brooke!) The info post is here

4: I'll be doing NaNoWriMo again this November. Just like I do every year, because I'm a big old bunch of fail.

5: [community profile] origfic_bingo. Seriously, this helps with backstory and fleshing things out a bit and working around and through things. It's great for cleaning the brain pan out a little. And for getting the creative juices flowing.

I think that's all I'm doing. But gods only know. I might end up signing up for more. I know I'm going to be doing NaNoEdMo in March too. But that's not a challenge so much as a "dear god EDIT that thing!" for me.

Anyone have any others to suggest? I do better with challenges and reasons to be prodded in the Word Processor direction.
cat_rood: (Default)
So, 2011 is about 24 hours away. There are stories to be written and thoughts to have and editing to do.

I've got my Schedule all set and ready to go. I need to print it out and put it on my board.

I'm also working on some society stuff for a hidden society story. I'm not sure what the story will be about, but I've worked a little on it during December's Orig-Fic Bingo. Because that's the way my brain rolls.

I don't know what the new year will bring, but I'm determined to get KoO out to someone who might possibly see about publishing it. I know that sounds amazing doesn't it?

I also signed up for a writing challenge Get Your Words Out. I signed up for 250k because I know I can do that. That's actually pretty easy.

For now, I'm going to go live RP, and then maybe get some sleep. Doubt it though.

2010 wasn't bad. I'm ready for 2011.
cat_rood: (Orion)
I finished NaNo again this year. 56k or there abouts and have a whole story. I'm rather glad of it. I know it needs edited out the wazoo, but, really, right now, I'm just glad that it's done.

This month, I have two writing goals:

- Take a writing class (waiting on the email to be sent)
- Work in Dream sequences for KoO.

Now that is going to be the big one. It's already 93k long. I do not want to add 50k to that. But 30k or so, with the dream sequences would be okay. I'm going to start tonight with the fleshing out of thoughts that need to be done.

I'm actually thinking of doing the dream POVs as the minor characters that don't get a scene in KoO. That way, they get introduced and you know who they are a little.

That may change, though.

The day is young and there are ideas percolating. I know I have to rewrite one scene to reflect the dreams a little, but that won't be too hard.

New Year, I'm really working on my writing. I mean, the goals are pretty self explanatory. And I keep them on notecards on my corkboard right above my comp. That way, I can look at them and have them drilled into my brain.

Frankly, I'm looking forward to a lot of things this month and the coming year.

For now, I'm going to go poke KoO and see what shakes loose.
cat_rood: (Rules)
Why? Because I need one, and I wrote out an awesome one for next year.

So, this is just to get me to November:

- Do fifth bingo card
- Do Inner Sanctuaries map
- not doing the map so whatever
- Look at Knights of Orion 2: Electric Boogaloo*
- Moon!Fic Characters**
- Write Index card of Plot Points for DB.
- Look at Ory'lin Legend short
- World Domination via Dragon Age Origins, or Neverwinter Nights 2. I need violence to get me through the next 17 days or so.

I'm gonna start on this tomorrow. Hopefully all my emo is gone by then. (Ugh, why must I be a tortured artist? Huh? Why?)

* I would totally call it this if I thought for a minute any publisher would let me get away with it. Just because it would amuse me, and really, does anything else matter?

** The Moon folks are sitting up and going OHAI at me a lot. It helps that they're getting face time with all the bingo stuff. And possibly will be getting more. Because that's the way I roll.


WHO WANTS TO WAVE POMPOMS?
cat_rood: (PORN!)
I decided to put this up. Feel free to kick my ass all year long, if needed:

January:
- Double check the writing classes
- Sit on KoO
- Outline possible Moon!fic revamp

February:
- Send out KoO (find someone)
- Sit on DB
- Write Moon!fic?

March:
- More writing classes
- Writing classes (find some that are NOT HRRW)
- Edit DB (NaNoEdMo)

April:
- Save money for BIG writing classes
- Look at DB again
- Sit on Moon!fic

May:
- Look at KoO one more time
- Rewrite
- Possible querying?

June/July/August:
- Whatever happens, happens. Last summer was a WASH and sometimes, no pressure is good. Plan on things with the kids, rather than writing.

September:
- Writing classes (A theme has appeared!)
- Plan something for NaNo
- Edit Moon!Fic

October:
- Short stories!
- Writing classes
- NaNo planning

November:
- NANOWRIMO

December:
- Maybe KoO2?
- Rewrite KoO1 if needed
- Edit shorts
- Writing classes.

Does it look like a lot? Possibly, but dammit, I need a schedule or everything goes to shit. For now, this looks like it. It'll probably get revised. I might take whole months to outline stories. Maybe it'll work better.

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