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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.
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.
- Write 11,667 words for my novel 🙂
- Finish module 8 of the 30 Days or Less to VA Success course, and start module 9.
If you missed a post or found this one first, the others can be found here:
- Intro: Tell Your Inner Voice to Shut Up
- 1: I Started the Thing!
- 2: Step Out of My Comfort Zone
- 3: When Plans Go Out the Window
- 4: Trying Out a Magic Notebook
- 5: Lessons from Unintentional Black Ski Runs
- 6: In Which We Adopt a Cat!
- 7: Curious Cat Enjoys All Existing Cords as Snacks
- 8: Mother Gothel SUCKS
- 9: Black Panther’s Sister is My Spirit Animal
- 10: A Plan is Coming Together
- 11: A Great-Grand Cat
- 12: My Calves Are Dead
- 13: Being Intentional Works
- 14: I’ll Raise You a Flash Flood with Hail
- 15: I Remembered Why I Hate Muggy Weather
- 16: The Magic of Sticky Notes
- 17: Time Tracking is a F*cking GAME CHANGER
- 18: So I’m a Writer for Medium Now
- 19: LA Traffic Scares the Sh*t Out of Me
- 20: I’m a Real Writer Now (AKA I Got Paid)
- 21: A Schedule for Quarterly Batching
- 22: Diabetes Camp Rocks
- 23: Plans Derailed by New Opportunities
- 24: Charming Friends
- 25: Knocking Out the Backlog
- 26: Welcome to the Deep End, Start Swimming
- 27: First Time in Philadelphia!
- 28: Bare-Ass Minimum Week…
- 29: End of Challenge 1, Start of Challenge 2
- 30: Lots of Pinterest, and Then Productivity
- 31: Early Champagne, Late BAM
- 32: Feeling Overwhelmed…AGAIN
- 33: Conference, Round 1
- 34: Conference, Round 2
- 35: So Much for Having Time – Make It Instead
- 36: Back to Tracking Time!
- 37: NaNoPrep Week