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Welcome to The Journey to Magnificence! This is week thirty-eight: October 28 – November 3, 2018.

While this week had me focusing on NaNoWriMo (which is what I’ll be focusing on all month) I did get clear on some goals. Gina Horkey, who created the 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success course that I’m in, just released a new course. It’s all about project management in virtual assisting, which is something I already have experience in and would love to add to my VA wheelhouse.

That being said, I planned out how I’m going to finish the flagship VA course this month before starting on this new PM VA course.

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What I Said I’d Do

  • Finish up prepping for November: posts, social media, pins.
  • Start NaNoWriMo!

What I Actually Worked On

  • Mostly just NaNoWriMo, but I did do some work on November posts.

Days 260 – 266

For this week my most productive days were on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. I’ve started transitioning to having the first day of my week be Monday, but for the purpose of consistency with this series, I’ll keep the format Sunday-Saturday.

On Wednesday I spent a couple evening hours writing, editing, and scheduling posts for November.

Initially, my goal was to have everything finished and scheduled by November first, but we all know how life goes.

Or, rather, how often plans don’t go according to plan.

But it’s okay.

As long as I have things scheduled before they’re supposed to publish, I’m not going to have any problems. Maybe a little frustration over not managing my time well enough to get it all wrapped up with a bow before the clock strikes midnight, but I have to choose my battles.

On the other hand, NaNoWriMo is, so far, going swimmingly. I have my first 7000 words written (probably more by the time this post is published) and my characters are taking me in interesting directions.

The concept of mashing up two completely different novels is changing a lot of my original characterization, and I like it a lot better!

This idea is why I love writing so much.

If you don’t like the direction in which something is going, you have the freedom, as the author, to change it!

Words truly are magic.

What’s Next?

  • Write 11,667 words for my novel 🙂
  • Finish module 8 of the 30 Days or Less to VA Success course, and start module 9.

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The Journey to Magnificence is a series of weekly summaries of my journey through courses and resources provided by or found through the Work at Home School, hosted and delivered by Caitlin Pyle.

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Life coach, author, engineer, and host of the podcast This is Type 1: Real Life with Type 1 Diabetes. I teach T1Ds how to feel better without changing how they manage it.

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