Hello December, Bye Bye Things To Do

Welcome to December the 1st.  November is gone, far, far away.  NaBloPoMo is over.  NaNoWriMo is over.   I finally got sleep last night!  Apparently I had to be air lifted to bed at 9 o’clock but I remember nothing.  Let’s just say November finally caught up on me.  I think I posted everyday although I could be wrong.  And I definitely got past 50k on my NaNo novel…including the 5k that little man lost on me yesterday.   *Grumbles quietly to self*

So now what?  I’m at a loss.  I’ve been so used to getting up with a plan that now I don’t know what to be doing.  And what I did before doesn’t seem fun anymore.  Hmm….

I even found myself looking out for other things to take on throughout December.  Because Christmas isn’t enough for me…:/

Oh, I did fail something actually.  I failed my November Reading Challenge miserably.  I was supposed to read three books set during a World War.  I started to read Band of Brothers which is really good by the way but everytime I tried to read it, I started to think about my NaNo novel so lets just say it didn’t go very far.    Maybe I’ll try and do it this month.  If a certain book arrives this month, I may even get to take part in the book club on blogcatalog. 

So now it’s December, which means I can no longer ignore Christmas and I’ve been thinking about the new year.  Yesterday, I sort of decided to make another blog or else incorporate what I’m doing into the other blog I already have.  You may have noticed that I love to write, but I’ve never tried to get published…yet I give other people advice on writing.  So that doesn’t really make much sense.  I wondered how I could be of use to people that are trying to get published.  I’m including short stories, poetry, open letters, all forms of writing in that. 

 It’s kind of a stupid idea but I sort of thought about having a year long challenge where I try to get things published online and in print and let people know how it goes, if I get a response, if that response is personal, how long it took, that kind of thing.  Then at the end of the year, I could stop and be like well, I tried, now I can write for fun and forget about anything else.   I could even invite other people to give their stories along the way.  I don’t know.  I feel like I need a plan for a change.  This way, I would have an excuse to keep writing a lot 😉

I used to do a little bit of freelance writing online and although I enjoyed it, I craved fiction.  But I gave it up because of problems with Internet connectivity.  Since then, I’ve felt like something was missing, I’ve tried to fill it with my other blog but it didn’t really do the job.  It made the feeling that I was missing out even stronger.  NaNoWriMo sort of filled the void a little.  So this new idea is my solution or resolution for next year if it still sounds like a good idea by January.  😉

So, what are your plans for next year if any?  Do you make New Year Resolutions?  I think this will be my first one if it’s feasible!


10 Responses so far »

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    Indigo Eyebrow said,

    Christmas isn’t enough for me, too.
    I added your blog to my blogroll: it’s very interesting.
    Enjoy your December

  2. 2

    clairec23 said,

    Thanks Indigo Eyebrow, I hope you enjoy yours too 🙂

  3. 3

    bluesleepy said,

    I just put up my Christmas tree!! YAY!! I will put the decorations on it later; right now I’m just thrilled it’s up. 😉

    I hope to have kid #2 in the next year. Other than that, I tend not to make resolutions. I usually can’t remember them much past the first couple of weeks!!

  4. 4

    Rich said,

    Who needs to read books with all these unread blogs around? 🙂

    Well, I am glad I found this one, it’ll keep my eyes busy for a good while.

    New Years resolutions? naaaw, thems for suckers.

    I prefer to have goals thoughout the year, broken down into months/weeks and sometimes even days.

    I never have published any, maybe it’s something I should start doing!

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    melbs1969 said,

    we don’t have christmas, at my house. we have hanukkah. which starts on the 4th or 5th…can’t remember…of december. i still have shopping to do!

    as for, trying to get published…i’ve tried it. it’s a bitch! i write children’s books. actually, text for picture books. and…it’s so freaking hard to get published. i’ve given it a rest, for now but, i’ll be at it again, in a couple of months. good thing i don’t take the rejection
    personally. i’ve been told that, the market is oversaturated with rhyming text for children’s picture books…anyway…that’s it for that!
    my resolutions…well, i’ll get back to you on that. i haven’t completely thought those out, yet!
    hope you have another night of hard core sleep!

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    clairec23 said,

    Bluesleepy- No way! I haven’t even gotten my tree yet! I have to get a tiny one cos I’ve no room but still 🙂 My son is going to love it but my daughter…will probably trash the tree a lot! Good luck and have fun making number 2, it took me so long that I got a puppy instead…then found out I was pregnant a couple of weeks later lol

    Rich – I swear there are too many blogs around, I spend waaaay too much time reading other people’s! I like the sound of short-term goals, only problem is it would take me a month to think of one! Maybe you should try and get published…it can’t hurt!

    Mel – I need to learn more about hanukkah! Sometimes I forget christmas isn’t for everyone. Always keep trying because you never know…it’s all about the timing really, right place, right time and all that. I’m sure I will – the glass of wine I’ll be having soon might help with the sleep!

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    Jamie said,

    Where has the year gone? I really need to get my shopping done!

    As for resolutions, I don’t really make any. I kinda “work on myself” throughout the year.

  8. 8

    clairec23 said,

    I know, the days have flown in altogether. Working on yourself all year round is probably the better option but I don’t really do that either so I have to start somewhere 🙂

  9. 9

    It seems a bit soon to be thinking about plans for new year already… but maybe that’s just me being in denial about the fact it’s December already!

    Actually, I’m going to take this as a post idea… so look out for something coming up soon!

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    clairec23 said,

    I don’t usually plan and I know I’m not going to have time to think coming up to Christmas so I’m getting it out of the way now when I have nothing to do 🙂 I will indeed be looking out for it.

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