November is appearing to fill up quickly with fun distractions. More reason to employ an external motivator like the NaNoWriMo initiative. I’ve signed up to November’s National Novel Writing Month. I’m treating this as a daily motivator to write. I actually think I’ll be doing more rewrites than anything on my young piece, post my uni- driven fiction splurge. My aim is to have something more solid to work on, in it’s entirety. If I can see a clearer ending after November, I’ll be stoked!
Does anybody else write down their goals? For themselves? Publicly? Do you tell your good time friends what you really strive for and why? Is this just another form of list- making (done that post), self- indulgent fun for a lass with a keyboard at the ready?
Deadlines are like a guide, wordy ones work best for me, not dates. In the dwindling days of 2013 I imagine the resolutions I mapped out earlier in the year (this year one of many years I’ve saved such a file)! It’s an ongoing goal, ‘writing a book’ that features each year in some kind of ambitious one-liner. This past year was about completing a Masters at Uni. Another year I strived to enter short story competitions. It’s always been another thing, with other things too. Babies have dominated. Funnily enough the ambition gets more focused as time and experience bring about new challenges. Word wending encounters and life conflicts battle much like a ‘protagonist’ might find oneself in, one debarcle of a situation, after another. The ideal ending is a resolution. Something I hope to glean for the further writing of my tale, beyond November. A monthly- kind of goal!
Meanwhile, today I dunked my whole body into the crisp Southern Ocean and felt all sorts of old-fashioned notions about the “health- giving” properties of an ocean bathe. Here is a glimpse of our home paradise.