Writing Goals for 2017

Writing Goals for 2017

  1. I want to write 1 to 4 hour (averaging at 2.5).
  2. I want to give myself 3 to 10 (20 minutes) word sprints daily (averaging 5)
  3. I want to finish old projects.
  4. I want to work on some new project ideas.
  5. I want to explore new genres.
  6. I want to get some short stories published.
  7. I want to write 200 blogs (over all of my blogs)
  8. I want to write about my depression and anxiety.
  9. I want to enter some contests. (Including Camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo)
  10. I know I NEED to edit several projects.
  11. I just want to write something everyday.
  12. I want to write more books reviews.
  13. I want to read more. (2 books a month.)

New Project Ideas

  1. Adult works
  2. Blog Prompts
  3. Story Prompts
  4. Writing Tips
  5. Romance
  6. Spirituality
  7. Anxiety and depression ideas
  8. Diabetes project
  9. Character video project

Projects that I need to Finish

  1. Love Need Time (rewrite novel idea)
  2. Hero project (comic idea)
  3. DWAG (online soap opera)
  4. College story
  5. Driving Lies part 3

Projects I need to edit

  1. The Whisper Path
  2. Melzela
  3. Darken Cake
  4. Many short stories
  5. Driving Lies Parts 1 & 2

NaNoWriMo Reward System

NaNoWriMo Reward System

 

Things I Like (Rewards)                                   Word Count                               

  • Candy                                                             100 per piece
  • Chocolate                                                       250 per piece
  • Soda                                                              1000 per cup/can
  • Hot Chocolate (Gourmet)                                 1000 per cup
  • Play Neopets                                                  1000 per 15 minutes
  • Sims 2                                                            4000 per hour
  • Xbox: Sims 3                                                  7500 per 2 hours
  • Pogo: Yahtzee                                                1200 per 3 games
  • Pogo: Poppit                                                   900 per 3 games
  • Pogo: Word Whomp                                        750 per 3 games
  • Bubble Blitz                                                     1500 per 5 games
  • Sims Social                                                     2000 per game
  • Movies                                                            20,000 per movie
  • Big Bang Theory                                             3000 per episode
  • Two and Half Men                                           3000 per episode
  • How I Met Your Mother                                   3000 per episode
  • Young Hercules                                               3000 per episode
  • Ninja Warrior                                                   3000 per episode
  • Supernatural                                                   5000 per episode
  • Top Chef                                                        5000 per episode
  • Iron Chef                                                        5000 per episode
  • Chopped                                                         5000 per episode
  • Shopping                                                        25,000 per $10 limit
  • Mug                                                                10,000
  • Blanket                                                           36,000
  • Hair clips                                                         10,000
  • Make new playlist                                            2,500
  • Waste time (20 minutes)                                  2,000
  • Facebook time (20 minutes)                             2,000
  • Video game Night                                            10,000
  • Veggie Break                                        1000
  • Blog Break                                                      2500
  • Painting Break                                                 20,000
  • Color Break                                                     2000
  • Forum Break                                                   1500
  • Ontray (Food)                                                 15,000
  • Favorite Dinner                                               25,000
  • Amazon ($25)                                                 50,000
  • Cheesecake                                                    10,000 (per quarter AKA two pieces)
  • Little Debbies (Snack cakes)                            500 per cake
  • Ice Cream                                                       10,000 (per bowl or small pint)
  • Pie                                                                 25,000 (making one)
  • Bubble bath                                                    2000
  • Baking (2 hours)                                              25,000
  • Free time (2 hours)                                         15,000
  • NaNoWriMo Forums                                        2000 per forum

 

That was my list from 2012. . .  This year I need to make a list where things are free.

 

2016 NaNOWriMo Reward list

 

 

Things I Like (Rewards)                                                 Word Count                                                    

  1. Candy                                                                                              100 per piece
  2. Chocolate                                                                                      250 per piece
  3. Snack cakes                                                                                   500 per cakes
  4. Encouraging pics                                                                          500 per pic
  5. Pics from Boyfriend                                                                     500 to 2500
  6. Pogo: Poppit                                                                                  300 per 1 game
  7. Yoville                                                                                             500 words (Per 10 minutes)
  8. Candy Crush                                                                                   1000 per 5 games
  9. Veggie Break (chill out- not think)                                            1000 (per ten minutes)
  10. Pogo: Yahtzee                                                                               1200 per 3 games
  11. Two and Half Men                                                                        1500 per episode
  12. How I Met Your Mother                                                              1500 per episode
  13. Dharma and Greg                                                                         1500 per episode
  14. Young Hercules                                                                             1500 per episode
  15. Hot Chocolate (Gourmet)                                                           2000 per cup
  16. Big Bang Theory                                                            2000 per episode
  17. 2 Broke Girls                                     `                                            2000 per episode
  18. Girl Meets World                                                                          2000 per episode
  19. Ninja Warrior                                                                                2000 per episode
  20. Chopped                                                                                         2500 per episode
  21. Top Chef                                                                                         2500 per episode
  22. Supernatural                                                                                  2500 per episode
  23. Iron Chef                                                                                        2500 per episode
  24. Waste time                                                                                    2,500 (per 20 minutes)
  25. Facebook time                                                                              2,500 (per 20 minutes)
  26. Blog Break                                                                                     2500 (per blog)
  27. Color Break                                                                                    5,000 (per 20 minutes)
  28. NaNoWriMo Forum Break                                                         5,000 (per 20 minutes)
  29. Pie                                                                                                    5,000 (per Piece)
  30. Paint nails                                                                                       5,000
  31. Make new playlist                                                                        10,000 per list
  32. Video game Night                                                                        10,000
  33. Ice Cream                                                                                       10,000 (per bowl)
  34. Free time (1 hour)                                                                         15,000
  35. Movie maker time                                                                        20,000 (per 20 minutes)
  36. Movies                                                                                            20,000 per movie
  37. Favorite Dinner                                                                             25,000
  38. Baking (2 hours cookies)                                                            25,000

NaNoWriMo Survival Kit

There has been an interesting concept or theme. . . when it comes to October for writer’s of NaNoWriMo . . . many of them make survival kits. Things they will need to get through 30 days of nonstop writing frenzies.

http://www.wikiwrimo.org/wiki/Survival_Kit

https://litreactor.com/columns/the-nanowrimo-survival-kit

https://catherineryanhoward.com/2010/10/29/my-nanowrimo-survival-kit/

 

Most of the survival kits consist of usual. . . pens, paper/notebooks, computer, sticky notes, lots of sugar and/or caffeine (coffee, tea, candy.)

Many use Halloween candy as treats or survival sugar. (Chocolate and gummy are my favorite. . . I love Charleston Chews.)

charleston-chew

I think what is brilliant is someone said a crock pot. . . in genius. You make a meal in the morning: throw things in, plug it in, turn it on high, and by dinner time, you have roast, stew, roast chicken, casserole, or soup. (It you have a big enough crock pot, you could have dinner for days or at least lunch the next day.)

crock

 

 

So my survival kit. . . 

  1. colored pens
  2. Notebook
  3. Notes
  4. Outlines
  5. Candy
  6. hot cocoa
  7. Coffee/ tea
  8. Snacks: chips, crackers
  9. Timer
  10. Computer
  11. Supportive, encouraging boyfriend
  12. Reward list
  13. Cell phone

Things I will need to avoid. . . Internet, cleaning, and crying little sisters.

 

Goals and Camp NaNoWriMo

https://rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/camp-nanowrimo/

https://rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/camp-nanowrimo-day-1/

I posted two previous blogs giving myself goals. . . I am giving myself a progress report.

I really do not know how many hours I have written. I do know that some days I wrote more and other days I am picking at my writing. Honestly, if I have to guess at my hours of writing this month it would between 25 to 33 hours of writing. 63% to 83% 
(I didn’t have a single project I was working on. I know I rebelled. If you count all of my chats, e-mails, lists, diary entries, blogs, fictional pieces. . . I have written over 60,000 words this month, which is good. I rocked my word count goal of 45,000.)

So minus some emotion issues and many distraction. . . (dumb cold/sinuses, I am talking to you.) I have done really well.

Camp NaNoWriMo and Colds. . .

Okay since Sunday, I’ve had a bad head cold. . . and since last Thursday inner ear issues. . . It has been getting better. I have learned a few things. . . (LOL)

  1. It’s okay to write in between naps.
  2. Coffee is a fluid. . . keep lots of fluids.
  3. And people leave you alone when you are hacking up a lung (They just don’t want to get sick, I wonder why?)

On a serious note, I have been working on my writings when I can. I am not sure if I am writing every day for at least 75 minutes, but I am caught up on my word count so far. Yay!
However my cabin buddies aren’t every talkative. It’s okay more time to write.

 

How?

I want to know how do some of these working people do Camp NaNoWriMo with their busy schedule?
Yesterday, I had errands, and I have been dealing with female health issues. I was exhausted all day. I come home help out there and by the time I sit in front of my computer. I cannot think right.

I mean how do some of these people spit out 1,000 to 5,000 plus words with kids, husband, jobs, cleaning a house etc?
I can’t work at the moment, with my health issues, and yet I have the time. . . I’m just lacking the motivation and energy.
I love coffee, but if I drink after 6 pm, I do not sleep until 4 in the morning like a zombie.

I wish I could just constantly bust out 1,000 plus words at a day, so days I am lucky enough to get 140 words out.

“One Time At Writing Camp. . .”

Dear Fellow Writers,

Camp NaNoWriMo is very helpful. http://campnanowrimo.org/

There is so much to do.

They have list of articles and links for resources, and on the forums I keep on my social skills.

http://campnanowrimo.org/writing-resources

I’m having so much fun but my cabin buddies say I’m loud and I snore!

Will we have more verbal drills . . . I need to go. They say there are some cute editors on the other side of the pond.

Your Fellow Writer

Rebekah Quinne