How Am I Doing In December After NaNoWriMo?

I know that solid, well-defined goals drive me forward. They give me a sense of urgency that is hard to ignore.

I should have created solid, well-defined goals for December after my wildly successful November. Alas, I didn’t do that and my writing, while consistent, has suffered a little.

My plan (note, I didn’t say “goal”) for December was to finish one book (needed about 6,000 words to do that) edit two books (one of them my NaNo novel) and continue work on a third.

I did finish the one book. I have continued to work on the third book (so far adding about 6,000 words to it) and I’ve set myself up to edit one of the two.

Not exactly stellar results – I feel like I’ve let things slide a little since November – but not exactly terrible either. While I haven’t done the editing I was hoping to do (yet) I have written over 12,000 words in the first 20 days of December. That’s above the 500 words per day I had originally envisioned.

I have also conceived a new project for 2018; a book I hope will launch me to bigger, better things. It will be a major departure from anything I’ve ever written before but it is something I have to write.

After tomorrow I will be off on Christmas vacation. I hope to get busy editing then. I think I can.

So…not stellar, but not a failure either. I think December will be a good month for my writing after all. How about you?

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