And so it begins, the final three month stretch of the year. The busiest three month stretch of the year if you’re anything like me. October is filled with uni commitments, thousands of words worth of essays to churn out, edit to almost perfection, and submit before the first of November rolls around. Then, of course, it’s NaNo, that month of flurried words as the more crazed amongst us try to get as many words as possible down before December comes, and we’re all caught up with the festive spirit and preparing for the new year.
Or perhaps that’s just me.
I’ve been pretty useless with ROW this year, but I’m here for the last round ready to give it my all. AND I have a system. How exciting!
Round Focus: Rebellion Draft 1. I know, you’re all getting bored of me saying that, but hey, it’s my goal. This 80 day (give or take) period is the time when I’m going to get it done. You’ll see.
October Focus: Prep. More world building, planning, exploring characters, October is the month of preparation for what’s to come. Thankfully I’m already pretty damn familiar with these characters and this world, but my recent plot epiphany might make things a bit difficult.
November Focus: Writing. This will be my first NaNo that I’m not completely free in, but I won’t let that stop me. I want to get as much of my first draft down as I can in this month.
December Focus: Editing. (With also a bit of writing if I don’t finish it during NaNo). Making sure the draft is ready to send out to enthusiastic beta readers upon the new year.
This week’s goal? Aside from finishing my major essay for my history subject, it’s finishing off the world building tasks I started last month!
Wish me luck!