Project 10K (P10K) December 2018

You’ll find the rules and some of the earlier badges on the Project 10K Page.

Happy New Year!

I hope you had great holidays/end of year celebrations. I always enjoy this time because for my SO and me it is a quiet time, a time to relax (and eat too much). There’s time to think about plotting or writing as well. Let’s all raise our glasses or cups or mugs with the beverage of choice and hope for a productive, creative year with fun and few woes where writing is concerned. To you all and your families I wish a happy and healthy year, boring and safe and not in the least ‘interesting’ in the sense of the curse.

Now back on topic: here are our standard questions:

Do you need a little incentive for writing more regularly? Then this project is for you.

1. Did you meet your writing/editing goals?
2. Did you have fun writing?
3. Did the P10K help with motivation?
4. Your plans for the new year or anything else you want to tell us, questions you want to ask?

Here are my answers for December.  After the NaNoWriMo I made a list of things I wanted to do as a project this month. This was mostly research, but also thinking through a few problematic plot points. I’m happy with what I did so far, I got all my maps and while I was studying them, I found some details that were helpful for the plot. Looking at pictures helps me a lot, it’s a bit like diving into the world of my characters.

In detail:

1. Yes, I worked through the items of my list for this month. I will grab the P badge for myself.

2. Yes, I had a lot of fun looking at maps and pictures. I researched and read some papers to keep me as close to facts as possible. This is too much fun, it detracts from writing… 🙂

3. Yes it did.

4. My plans for 2019: get better with the Friday Fictioneers. I was absent for far too long now. I’ve been staring at the pictures every week, but ideas just didn’t come. This needs more of an effort. I enjoy the Friday Fictioneers challenge and group.

My plans for January (and February) are: Editing. NaNoWriMo has the NaNoNow What? events in January and February for editing and I want to use this as incentive for a thorough first edit.

How about you?  How did your writing go? Please leave a comment, or a link to your blog if you write about it there. I’d really like to hear about your month.

And, as always, good luck, and many good ideas  for January.

If you see this for the first time and this challenge interests you: Everyone is welcome, hop right in.


8 thoughts on “Project 10K (P10K) December 2018

  1. Happy new year to you, too! And great job getting all your goals met for December! As expected, I got almost zero writing done in December — still swamped at work, plus all the holiday stuff and traveling added in, too. So the answer to all those questions is “Sadly, no.” Work will continue to be stressful until at least March or April, so I’m keeping my goals modest. But I *do* want to still make progress on my writing goals.

    My big goals for this year are: for the first 9 months, focus on (1) world building, and (2) revising and submitting short stories and getting them published! I’ve been building Eneana for so long, but it’s terribly haphazard, and at this point it’s a mish-mashed Frankenstein’s monster. Then once I have my world in much better shape, in October I plan to do a fresh outline for Corwallen, and write it almost from scratch again in November for NaNo. I have yet to sit down and make specific goals for each month, but I do have a list of world building tasks, and an idea of which ones should come first, so that’s a good start. But first, I have several huge deadlines at work that I’m afraid will take up my normal writing time… 😦

    Good luck with your revisions!

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    1. Thank you Joy. You had important things to do that kept you from writing, no? 🙂
      I wish you luck with the publications, I think Eneana is a great world and I’m sure you’ll go somewhere with it. Have you made a timeline for the different cultures and rules? I find that helps me get my world consistent, even though most of it still only exists in my head.

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      1. Thanks! Most of the timeline is there (although I want to stay flexible on the details), but there’s about 2000 years of it. So: yeah, lots to work out, still. I’m more worried about logical holes that have cropped up in terms of geography, migration patterns, the timeline of interactions between different political/ethnic groups, and what this means for things like what foods they’re eating, what tools and weapons they have, what religions they’re practicing at different time points, etc. For instance, I’ve got one group expanding across a certain geographical area and eventually clashing with another group — but now that I think about it, that would be the *last* direction they’d expand out into, because there are no rivers there, no lakes, nothing to draw them.


    1. Thank you Dale. 🙂 I miss you people, I also want to visit other blogs more often and at least leave a ‘like’, I’ve been bad with that last year. Now I’ll post my FF story for this week. 🙂

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