Goals for August

Once again I've had a dismal month goals-wise. I only had two goals for last month, and I didn't achieve either of them.

- Complete Camp NaNoWriMo - I gave up on this really early on in July - I just wasn't feeling it. I think it was partly to do with the fact that I didn't do nearly enough planning for it. I kept writing the beginnings of stories and then not knowing where to go from there, so I'd start on the next story. I figured it was best to give up, rather than struggle through the month and get annoyed with myself. I have an idea for the November NaNo, I just need to make sure I actually plan for that one!

- Read 6 books - I only got 4 books read in July (see my July Book Round-Up post) but one of them was a 700-pager, so I don't feel too bad about that. The books I want to read this month are much smaller. 



My goals for August are: 

- Write a short story for Kyra Lennon's cat anthology - I've got a few ideas for this already, and I'm quite looking forward to writing it. 

- Write a short story for Write-Edit-Publish - The theme for August is 'Taking Chances', so that should be a fun one to write. 

- Read 6 books - I'm three books behind on my goodreads challenge, so I need to get reading! 

- Pick up where I left off with my NaNo edits - I haven't touched these since the start of June, so I need to get cracking with them. I think the break has done me good - I'm excited to get back to them again. 

Comments

  1. I wouldn't worry about giving up at Camp NaNo, if you weren't feeling it. I think 700 pages counts as at least 2 books! :)

    Glad to hear you're excited about your edits! Good luck! :)

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  2. That's cool you're writing a story for Kyra's anthology.

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  3. Sorry you didn't get to complete NaNo this time around! Looking forward to your cat story! :D

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  4. Don't let last month's goals get you down. Just focus on this month and hope for the best! As long as you're writing and reading, I'd say you're doing well.

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  5. I've tried to do NaNo so many times and I always fail on the same thing: total lack of planning. I really want to have another go at it in November too, so I'm getting myself organised early.

    Good luck with the short stories xxx

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  6. Sounds like a plan. I have a big stack of books I want to read this month. I think I read at least a dozen in July and started three that I couldn't finish.

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  7. I think I read three books last month. I hope to read more in August, though.

    Best of luck with all of your goals!

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  8. Hmm sometimes we have to wait for the right moment/inspiration to work on our stories. Glad you have a plan for Kyra's Anthology short story! Good luck with the goals :D

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  9. Keep positive. You'll meet your goals and if you don't at least you tried. Trying is the most important aspect of attaining our goals....

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  10. Even with not reaching all your goals you're still kicking ass by comparison to many (myself included) so give credit where credit is due!!

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