Friday, October 10, 2014

2014 Writing Goals, Update for End of September

I've written nothing since mid July.  At the time I was in the middle of Camp NaNoWriMo, and my friends chided me for complaining when I failed to write anything for a week, but I know well that a week can turn into three months in the blink of an eye, and it did.  I've written virtually nothing for three months.

I also haven't done a monthly update in that long, so here we go:

I did finish two more stories after my last update -- Crowdsourced and Bookstore Avenger.  At the moment I don't even remember them that well.  I've dinked around with a few other ideas, but haven't finished anything.

I do plan to participate in NaNoWriMo in November, and I'm hoping to get some things done in October leading up to that.

Yearly Goal Progress:

1.  Write a Grandpa Anarchy Story a week.

For April I participated in Camp NaNoWriMo, in which my goals were 35,000 words and to write a new Grandpa Anarchy story every day.  I managed 27 out of 30 stories and finished the other three soon after.  I managed a few more stories in May, then set out to completely rewrite World of Hero, which had been one of my long-time goals.  I managed to greatly expand it and completely rework the plot (or to add a plot is more accurate), and I completed 3 of 4 parts, but it's still a mess and I got bogged down in trying to complete it.  I switched to Return to Amethyst 3 and after some fits and starts, I finally finished that in early July.

I've pretty much already completed this goal.  Here's my new totals for the year, based on my one story a week (4 per month) goal:


Feb 07:  Revealing
March 29:  About A Hell Boy
March 30:  If Books Could Kill
March 31:  Out Of Cheese Error


April 1:  Villain of the Weak
April 2:  Banana Also Rises
April 3:  The Eagle Has Landed
April 4:  Bombs Away


April 5:  Landoff
April 6:  Disorientation
April 7:  Landmark Decision
April 8:  Trick of the Trade


April 9:  Blah Blah Blah
April 10:  Reboot
April 11:  Four Weddings and Nine Hundred Funerals
April 12:  Beneath the Skin


April 13:  The Hand You're Dealt
April 14:  Grandpa Anarchy the Musical Act One
April 16:  Grandpa Anarchy the Musical Act Three
April 17:  The Bane of the Black Spork


April 18:  Temple of the Dog
April 19:  Startup
April 20:  Grandpa Anarchy and the Fiendishly Foul Fetid Frog
April 21:  Grandpa Empathy at the Gates of Hell


April 22:  Iron Maiden Surprise
April 23:  Crack Squad of Misfits
April 26:  The Pompatus of Love
April 27:  Stronger


April 28:  Diary of an Anarchist
April 30:  The Archimedes Death Ray
April 30:  Nobody Cries for Superman
May 3:  There Is No Try


May 5:  Distracted By The Sexy
May 6:  Family Tree
May 8:  Where's My Supersuit?
May 9:  Grandpa Anarchy the Musical Act 2


May 10:  Past Life Sister
May 20:  Call Me Maybe
May 23:  World of Hero 1:  Save the Girl
May 25:  World of Hero 2:  Going Off Script


May 27:  World of Hero 3:  Rude Awakening
July 5:  Return to Amethyst 3:  Spirits of Stone
July 7:  Performance Review
July 11:  Hip Bone


July 14:  Maps of Vampires That No Longer Exist
July 20:  Bookstore Avenger
July 22:  Crowdsourced

So by mid July I was 1 story away from finishing my goal... and I haven't finished it three months later.  :p

2.  Write a Tai-Pan story every 2 months (6 in the year).

I didn't work on this for July Camp NaNo, and I haven't worked on anything since.  I probably won't make this goal but we'll see what I come up with for NaNoWriMo in November.

3.  Finish the third "magical girl" arc for Girl's School, and try to wrap things up.

No progress.

4.  Write 4 short stories set in my Otherworld Blues universe.

No progress.

5.  Draw a picture each month.

No progress.

5.  Publish Book One of my Grandpa Anarchy stories, edit 2nd book, assemble stories for 3rd book.

No progress, aside from having the cover illo done.  Which I don't have a good copy of yet.

List of stories I intend to work on:

Grandpa Anarchy Stories

Stronger:  This one is finished!
The Eagle Has Landed:  This one is also finished!

Return to Amethyst Part 3 Spirits of Stone:  Finished!
World of Hero:  3 of 4 parts finished, but it's a mess.
Second Class (working title):  I did a lot of work on this in eary January, nothing since.
Unpossible:  No progress.
Performance Review:  Finished!

Fan Fiction

Girl's School, Third Magical Girl Arc (Kahotep Adventure):  No progress.
I Can See Clearly Now:  No progress.
A Goddess In Oz:  No progress.

Other Original Fiction

Otherworld Blues Stories:  No progress.
Jubel In Oz:  No progress.

Tai-Pan Stories

Bitch, Chance Encounter, Blanking the Lady (variations), Zesh and the Bitted Throug:  No progress.


  1. Sheryl and I have been discussing whether this goals for the year thing is a competition. Okay, I made a comment about her winning in comparison to me and she expressed incredulity that it is a competition.

    I like her comment that sometimes we just have to accept the fact that we're actually keeping track of how we're doing and continuing to make progress as a victory in comparison to the years we haven't.

  2. I view it as a competition with myself I guess... I mean if I get anything accomplished, that's a positive. I'm not trying to compete against other people, just trying to motivate myself. ^_^