Project 10K (P10K) November 2019


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

How was your November? Did you have a chance to write? Did important things prevent you from writing? Tell us all about it.

Here are our standard questions:

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, questions you want to ask?

Here are my answers for November:

Other than boring data protection stuff for work, I haven’t written a single word. I did manage to get a lot of my backlog at work done last month, but I’ve been working late most of the time, and just been so tired in the evenings that I fell asleep in front of the computer regularly. December will be wild, too, so I won’t get any writing done either but at least it feels good to be somewhat back on track at work. And I’ll have three weeks off around Christmas and New Years, I can’t wait. I hope to get back to the Friday Fictioneers then, and get back to writing.

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

And, as always, good luck, and many good ideas for December.

If you see this for the first time and this challenge interests you: Everyone is welcome, hop right in.

7 thoughts on “Project 10K (P10K) November 2019

  1. As expected, given all my traveling, I got almost no writing done in November. But my trips were great! I had a wonderful time at World Fantasy Con in Los Angeles and felt pretty inspired to write, but I didn’t have time because I immediately left for a work conference in China — plus three days of sightseeing in Beijing. Wow, that was such a different travel experience than what I’m used to, but so exciting and interesting too. I plan to write up a blog post about it, but it’s hard to find time to go through what feels like a thousand photos… Then I was home for only a few days before turning around and leaving again for a long conference in northern California. It’s my favorite work conference: BECC, or Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change. Such a positive, hardworking vibe there. Then I got home and managed to just barely make it to Thanksgiving dinner with friends before coming down with a horrible chest cold. So instead of enjoying a lovely four-day weekend, I’ve been lying around at home miserable, coughing and sneezing, and having no voice at all for three days now. My plan was to get a ton of blogging and reviewing and writing done, but my head has been so clogged up that I’ve gotten — hm, let me count it up… yep, NOTHING done. My head is still clogged up, but I’m just going to push through today to tick at least a few things off my to-do list. Next Week Joy will definitely appreciate it.

    I got a lucky break, that a story I had submitted forever ago was accepted and published in Were-Traveler magazine, hooray! But that means I now have *zero* stories still out under submission. And you can’t get accepted if you don’t submit, that’s basic logic.

    For December… Hm. Probably good to keep my goals reasonable. I’ve got two weeks off work for Christmas and New Years, but I’m spending the entire time with family, so I won’t get any writing done then. My goals are to: write up a blog post about my China trip, revise at least one story to take to writers group, do at least two weekend flash fiction challenges, and re-submit some of my rejected stories.

    Good luck with your holiday writing!


    1. Happy Christmas, Joy. I hope your cold is completely gone and you can enjoy the holidays with your loved ones and friends.
      Congrats on the published story. I peeked at your journal, but things were very, very hectic these last weeks… I hope I get around to reading it during the holidays.
      You did so great last month despite work and travelling. 🙂 And now the month is almost over and I need to think about new banners for next year.

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      1. Luckily my cold is over, finally! After going through all of that, I really appreciate the simple things, like being able to talk… and breathe normally. I’m having a wonderful long vacation visiting with my family. Squeezing in a little work on my laptop before everyone else wakes up, hoping to reduce the panic when the deadlines rear their ugly heads in early January, but otherwise just relaxing with my parents and sister and brother-in-law. I have great plans for the amazing things that Future Me will somehow accomplish in the new year, and especially in January, so… we’ll see. 😉

        Hope you have a very happy New Year!

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        1. Oh, I’m glad that you wrestled the cold down. Relaxing with family and friends sounds great. I hear you about work, but this time I don’t look at my email and won’t do anything until next year. Or, as my boss said: the holidays are a time to relax mind and body, everything else has time until next year. So… I hope you’ll have a happy new year, too. 🙂 Am currently working on the new badges.

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          1. Good for you, not checking email! I would normally not be working now either, but we have a very important report due in mid-January that I’m a co-author on, and it is not nearly done enough (not even complete, much less a good first draft). The team desperately needs my feedback and advice earlier rather than later if they’re going to get it into good shape in time (and they’re working over the break too).

            Bad news is that I seem to have come down with another cold! Some of my family members were sniffling a bit, but what I got last night feels like the same sore throat I had before. I’m already having a hard time talking. Oh no! Hopefully it’s a false alarm and everything will clear up in two days before our fun New Year’s Eve party. I’ll be drinking tea all day long in the meantime to help it along.

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            1. Oh no! Gurgling with sage tea helps with a sore throat (if it’s not too bad already). Keep warm and sleep a lot. Vitamin C won’t help much at that stage any more, if you can take it. Fennel or thyme teas are good for coughs that aren’t too bad yet. And sleep. I think sleep is underrated where colds are concerned. I hope you can nip it in the butt. All of this of course given you don’t have any allergies or antagonisms with medication.

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              1. All good advice, thank you for caring! Luckily it seems not to be getting worse at the rate I’d feared, so I’m still planning to enjoy the festivities at the New Year’s Eve party tonight. I bought some lemon-ginger tea and that hits the spot! Yesterday I basically just drank it all day long, and it really cut through the ickiness. I probably won’t get much sleep tonight, but at least I can sleep in tomorrow morning, that will be nice. Best wishes to you for a wonderful new year’s eve, however you celebrate it!


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