NaNoWriMo has officially come to a close. I now have to remember what normal life is supposed to look like. (I use the term normal very loosely here.)
Continue writing every day. I only missed one day in October, and I didn’t miss any days in November, so I’m going to write every day of December too and I’m joining an accountability buddies group for writing every day of 2021 in addition to signing up for GYWO again. I’m looking forward to prioritizing my writing again in a more intentional way.
Get back into my normal routine. Work during work hours on weekdays, goof off in the evenings, and change up the routine a bit on weekends. Sunday write-ins will continue to be a thing in my life even if they have been virtual since March. I’ll add some additional writing time Sunday nights with a writing Twitch stream my friend does. I might try to set up a regular night for gaming with friends in whatever form that takes.
I’d like to try to get enough of the story I’m working on strung together into something with a plot to move forward with the idea as a whole. There are romance plots, intrigue plots, social tension plots, and maybe an overarching revolution of class structure in society plot, but I need to make sure enough scenes pull on the threads of a given plot to make it work developing. That’s the part I want to spend time on in December that’s not just about drafting. I need to do some reorganization and flagging of sections by character and timeline details. The thing stretches across at least four years now and that’s a bit unwieldy.
I’d also like to work on a few other projects. I have two sewing projects I’d like to at least start. One is a pattern I cut out last December that I’d like to finish before the end of the year just so it doesn’t go into a second year. I also have a project for my mother that’s years late that I should be working on. Not necessarily in time for Christmas but I need to start working on the silver cloth covers for her various silver things.
I have the family’s collection of slides (the photo kind) and a scanner capable of very nice scans from slides, so I’m working on that and want to at least get the chunk with my sister’s first Christmas done before Christmas. It’s been fun seeing all the pictures so far, so I’d like to continue chipping away at this project until it’s done (maybe by next Christmas).
What are your December goals? Any writing, crafting, or productivity you plan to work on this month?