Project 10K (P10K) December 2017


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

First of all: Happy New Year to all of you. I hope your wishes come true and your resolutions will last.

Where has the time gone? Another year has come and there’s the chance to plan for a lot of writing. And to help with this, let’s hop right into the game:

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. Anything else you want to tell us?

5. What are your writing plans for the new year if you have any?

Here are my answers:

  1. An F again. I just didn’t have the nerve to write even though we didn’t do much for the immigration thing, I’m sad to report. It will take time and we’ll have to go through ups and downs. We’ll get there, I’m confident. I do miss the writing though.
  2. No writing, no fun, nope.
  3. I’m thinking about the plot of my first project a lot (the SciFi story I gave up because reality came somewhat close, and it wasn’t fun to speculate about any longer. I do want to get back to it by now. I have some ideas.
  4. Happy New Year. 🙂 I always have the same resolution: lose weight. Since I’m a stress eater and had a lot of stress lately, I really must follow up there this year. Now, I’ve said it, maybe that helps with the self-control before the SO has to roll me through the doors. Second resolution is to get back to the blog and be better at commenting and replying. I’ve been too immersed in politics this last year, always hoping for some positive news, but alas… So, less news and twitter, more WP and writing.
  5. I hope to have the energy to participate with the Friday Fictioneers regularly again. And I hope to get my act together to work on my longer projects. I have so many ideas…

My goals for January are:

I still must write a compelling text for Immigration Canada. But we still haven’t found all the necessary documents. Too many moves in the past, and who knew that we need that old stuff again. Passports that have expired years ago… And writing at least two Friday Fictioneer stories. Maybe I’ll be less ambitious with reading and commenting on other stories, that’s less demanding.

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

And, as always, good luck, many good ideas and a lot of fun for 2018 and 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 2017

  1. Don’t beat yourself up about not doing much writing this month; I think December is a slow month for a lot of people, with all the holidays and special stuff going on. At least it was for me!

    1. Nope, not even close! Not 10K, at least. I posted a few flash fiction pieces, and that’s it. I haven’t written anything more on my NaNo project, and only edited one chapter to take to writers’ group. But I have been thinking more about the setting and the characters, and getting a fuller picture of them in my mind, and that feels like progress.

    2. No writing, no fun — although I still like thinking about my new story, so that’s better than it might have been!

    3. Not really; I knew I had far too many social and work commitments to get to 10K this month… but next month is a whole new year!

    4. I just spent ten days with my family, who all know I wrote 60K for NaNo, and not a single one of them asked about the book or what I was doing with it or even what it was about. So…. positive spin, no pressure?

    5. In the new year I am going to WRITE ALL THE WORDS!!! Well, more of the words, I hope. I want to get more organized about how I spend my time, and more clear about my priorities and goals, writing and otherwise.

    But right now, my goal is to finish cooking and cleaning for tonight’s big New Year’s Eve party. The salmon mousse is chilling, the chopped nuts and fruit are on the goat cheese, the spinach balls are baking, and the raclette crisps and meatballs are next. And then, yes, the first new year’s goal will be to lose all the weight I gained staying with my sister for two weeks. 🙂

    Happy new year, my friend!

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    1. And a happy new year to you. 🙂
      Gosh, your party food sounds delicious.
      Let’s write all the words, yes, I want to do that, too.
      And the family? They’ll come around once you get closer to publishing, I’m sure. Or not. Can’t be helped. Many years ago, when I gave my father my theses–meant nothing to him, they got stacked away in some cupboard. Ah well…
      2018 here we come…


      1. Mm, the party food was all delicious, but why didn’t I make some of it the day before, argh! I was on my feet all day cooking, which is not great for standing around in heels all evening. But once the party got started, it was so fun that I barely noticed.

        I don’t know about the family coming around. They just aren’t very good at asking about my work either. And like you, they had no idea what my dissertation was about and really didn’t seem that interested in listening to my explanation. Ah well… The one story I did get my mother to read, she really liked it (although she seemed surprised that it was good) and made all her friends at church read it too. But then she still doesn’t read my blog. AH WELL. 🙂

        Hoping for more writing and more peace in the new year!

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        1. I have to laugh about the ‘seemed surprised that it was good’–why are parents always so critical? Or maybe that’s the alternative to helicopter parents? I had a patent on something (now expired), commercially not successful but the honour… 😉 — anyway, when I gave my parents a package of said product, their eyes almost fell out. You did this? (Yes, I’m sorry I didn’t turn out to be the complete idiot you always thought I was, snort).

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          1. I think it’s more that my mother is terrible at expressing herself. Whenever I ask her about it, she seems surprised at that too — “What do you mean? We’ve always been proud of you. We tell everyone how wonderful you are!” Everyone but me, that is — yeah, parents are flawed people too, just have to laugh about it by this point. 🙂

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  2. Happy New Year 🙂
    December is a bad month for writing. There is just too much other stuff going on. That said, January is 5 days old and I still haven’t reported on my December progress – mixed.
    I hope you manage to find all the papers you need for your immigration – they will be in to bottom of box somewhere, or in that safe place you’ve forgotten about.
    My writing resolutions for the New Year will be modest, and probably the same as the past three years. I’m also wondering whether to do just two FF prompts a month as reading and commenting does take up a lot of time. Or maybe I just need to go with the flow and post when I have time, and not worry too much about it when I don’t.
    I’ll link back when I get around to reporting my December progress.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Ann, and back to you.
      I think we let ourself put under time pressure since we’ve had a few offers that would have been great RIGHT NOW. But the more pressure we make to ourselves the less it works. So I’ll let it go for a little bit. If they still let us in, they’ll do that six months from now, too. If not–well… I’m not getting any younger, but I’m not giving up just yet.

      Two FF prompts a month sounds like a good resolution, maybe I’ll follow with that. I have the same trouble as you: short on time and reading and commenting, enjoyable and educational as it is, takes a lot of time.


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