But it isn’t always going to work. Sometimes Something isn’t much better than nothing, and sometimes we can’t quite get done what we set out to do. Then comes time to re-evaluate.
Some folks have been doing great at their goals, making good progress and turning out awesome work. Others of us have been kind of meandering along… or stalling out in some cases.
My primary point of DeDoWriMo was to end the year on a positive writing note — and for some of us that might mean re-evaluating our goals and looking back at the progress we have made.
This is what the original participants set as their goals:
Allison: 50,000 words on Analeigh’s story, Write Every Day. Week one: Haven’t written every day, 5,000 words completed.
Naomi: Get further on the first draft of the novel started for NaNo:
Heather Jackson: Finish the super-detailed outline for YA horror novel:
Corina: Blog a minimum of 26 days in December with a minimum of 31 posts for the month.
Iphis of Scyros: Finish the novel that didn’t get finished for NaNo.
Rose F: Spend at least 5 hours a week working on development log and den profiles for foxes.
Sandra J: Complete first draft of long-overdue why-has-is-taken-ten-years-to-get-it-on-paper novel:
Clover: Complete initial revisions of NaNo novel.
Robin Rivera: Finish the Sci-Fi serial started two years ago:
Anna Rosenblum Palmer: Write and submit an article 6 days a week:
Holly4734: Add 41,000 more words to the novel:
Somemaid: Finish draft of NaNo novel and blog consistently:
What might your new goals be? What accomplishments have you made?
For instance, I haven’t really made any progress on my original goal… but I have created some order and organization for blogging in the coming year to help me focus better. Let’s update these goals (or create new ones!) What do you envision yourself completing, writing-wise, in the next week-and-a-few-days left this year?