Monday, December 21, 2009


I am posting it on my blog because as you might know, my blog started out as a motivational factor for me, so I could hold myself accountable to my non-existent readers to keep writing.

Well, now I kind of have real readers sometimes, so you can hold me accountable. Because now you know my goals and you can make me feel guilty through the Intramanets if I don't complete them. Right? Yeah. I don't want to disappoint you! (pretend like you'll be disappointed if I don't complete my goals) I like how I have to create fallback guilt trips for myself in order to get anything done. My life is obviously in order.

Goal: finish Across the River Styx by the time I go to China (December 31). Remember how I started that novel (the first draft) in January of this year? I have let the second draft sit for way too long. I know this is going to involve 2,000+ word writing days, but thanks to NaNoWriMo and Three (which I have been writing at an unbelievable rate, basically wrote a novella in two weeks - if you're really motivated, it actually doesn't take a long time to write; imagine that!) I believe in my ability to do that. It will be a writing spree like no other. But what a great way to start off the new year, huh? I'll be starting it on a stuffy plane, watching lame-ass movies, but let's not think about that.

The countdown begins. Nine days left.


  1. I may not comment, but I read EVERY post :) Believe in yourself, and you can do anything you set your mind to. Hope you enjoy China!

  2. Go you! And hey, the movies on the plane might not be that bad. I don't envy you that 14-ish hour flight though. Ye gods.

    Randomly, my reading goals are going pretty well - as in I'm actually reading. I need to get my hands on the last Percy Jackson book though. It's killing me not knowing. (Besides, then I can read fic. XP )

  3. China means two and a half weeks without MS Word, ahhhhh. :-( I guess it'll be a nice break, though.

    Krispy - Read the last book! It's the best in the series, IMO.

  4. You can do it! And yes, a break from MS Word can be a good thing. Good luck!

  5. Great goal! And how awesome to be going to China! Best wishes to you!

  6. Ready to catch up on your Chinese soap operas? ;)

    Have a great vacation. But if you have a chance, stop by my blog for a little Xmas "present".