Holy hell, you guys! It’s nearly Christmas! o.o I hope you’re all having a holly jolly time and haven’t been letting yourself get too stressed out with the holidays! I’ve been pretty chill, for the most part. I’m a little cranky that the shopping isn’t quite done yet, but I’ll get over that with enough tea and spiked eggnog.
Life the past week has been pretty much dedicated to shopping, wrapping, baking, watching Christmas specials, and working hard to remember all the things that I’m quite certain I’m forgetting. Previously mentioned health problems are still plaguing me, but I’m surviving. The extent of my exercising has been walking around stores and the occasional bout of Just Dance 2020 with the kid, and I’ve been eating WAY too many sweets. Meh, it’s nearly the end of the year. I’ll do better in the new year.
(She said with a chuckle.)
There’s not really all that much more to say besides that, to be honest. Beyond all the holiday stuff I’ve mostly just been writing and watching shows/movies with my hubby. The world in general is too stressful during this time of year to be bothered working myself up too much with nonsense.
So let’s get on with the goals, shall we?
Goal #1: Write half a million words.
I’ve reached a point at which Pacemaker.press is just telling me to write ALL my remaining words today. If I fail to do so, it’ll tell me to write them all tomorrow. It’s being a saucy brat, is what I’m getting at.
Last week I wrote a total of 8701 words. It could have been significantly more, but we spent two full days out shopping, plus a day cleaning in anticipation of company, so that put a bit of a dent in my available writing time. As it stands right now, I need to write 46,753 words by the end of December to reach this goal. I don’t know if that’s going to be possible or not, but I’m definitely still going to try. As I’ve mentioned in the previous few posts, I’m happy either way because I’ve demolished my previous “high scores”, but it would obviously be awesome to actually hit the goal point. And I still have Ineffable Advent stories to write, plus a little New Years idea I had as well, plus I had a short non-canon idea for a “The Other World” Christmas story. Hmm…I’m running out of time for this stuff. Better get through this post so I can write!
- Goal #1a: Write at least a quarter million fictional words. I won’t look at the official numbers until the last post of the year, but I’m pretty confident that I pulled this one off. Once late summer hit I was all about the fiction, so I feel like all those words must add up to at least a quarter mill. For this week specifically, 6908 of my words were fictional ones, but for the big final number you’ll have to wait just a bit longer.
Goal #2: Read at least 50 books.
Still working on A Christmas Carol. I’ll definitely finish it before Christmas (it’s not exactly a long book), but there’s also been lots of other stuff to focus on, so I haven’t been devoting huge chunks of time to it.
On a related note though, I’m pretty sure my husband got me, like…six or seven new books for Christmas, not counting the fact that my parents and in-laws usually get me a couple, so I’ll have plenty to read in the coming year!
Goal #3: Build my social media communities…EVERYWHERE!
I understand social media less and less as time goes on. I know I haven’t been the most overwhelmingly active of people recently, but…
Last week’s numbers are as follows:
- The YouTube channel lost 1 subscriber
- The YouTube Twitter account lost 2 followers
- The YouTube Instagram went down 2 followers
- The Snapchat account’s score went up 15 points
- The Author Twitter account went down 1 follower
- The Author Instagram account gained 5 followers
That’s a lot of negatives. Mind you they’re only small negatives, but still. The Author Instagram seems to be the only thing moving in an upward direction, and I know that’s only because the Ineffable Fandom is ravenous. I don’t know what’s going on with everything else lately, but hopefully it begins to turn around in the new year.
Goal #4: Play more (proper) video games.
Honestly, the days are starting to melt into one another a bit, so I’m not 100% certain on this one. But I don’t THINK I played anything last week…except maybe a little bit of trainer assist on Pikachu Let’s Go with the little one. There just hasn’t been time! Or when there has been time I’ve been focusing on writing. Yeah, I sow the seeds of my own destruction, I know. 😛
Goal #5: Put more time, focus, and energy into the YouTube channel.
The videos that I mentioned last week got edited, uploaded, and went live. There hasn’t been much effort put into the channel since then, but I again bring you back to my points about shopping and cleaning and so on. Gimmi a break, k? Thanks. I knew you’d understand.
And that’s pretty much all there is to that! It wasn’t an unproductive week by a long shot; I just wasn’t overly focused on the topics of these posts because of more important stuff taking precedent. But, in general, things are going okay. It’s almost Christmas, almost the end of the year, and almost time to reset everything for another 365 days! :O
How was your week? Did you accomplish any goals? Make any new ones? Do anything else that made you feel awesome and accomplished? Feel free to share in the comments!