Project 10K (P10K) December 2019


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

Happy New Year!

The new year ist here, where did 2019 go?

How was your December? Did you have a chance to write during all the holiday fun and stress? 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 December:

The month was more than wild at work and I was very stressed out and really needed my three week vacation (One week has passed already, sob). I wasn’t able to write, but rewatched The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings — that’s become a year’s end ritual for me, I love these movies even though they depart from the books quite a bit. I don’t mind, I think they are a visual delight and give me new mental pictures when I reread the books.

Writing-wise I did more than I thought I would. I pondered my projects, wondered why I write at all and came to the conclusion that I just don’t want to give it up. However, I also realized that too much planning and wanting to publish anything, even on the blog, isn’t really what I want (and need). I want to work on my project. Plan and plot and write. Reconsider, replan, replot and rewrite. And if I never get it finished, I won’t mind any more. I want to get this story right. And rushing it doesn’t work. So I decided to just have fun with the parts and not bother about NaNoWriMo or anything like that any longer except perhaps the edit months, just because the plot bunnies are so much fun. And I really would like to get back to the Friday Fictioneers just to do a bit of writing regularly and because I miss the Fictioneers. But I won’t make resolutions because I know I won’t be able to keep them.

Anyway, enough prattle about me. 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 the new year and January.

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

4 thoughts on “Project 10K (P10K) December 2019

  1. Thanks for sharing your prattle! 🙂 I know that nothing magical happens on Jan 1, but I still think it’s a great time to take stock and mentally hit the reset button, especially after this long vacation that’s already disrupted my normal routines.

    I got very little written in December, as expected. My plan is to do more writing per month in 2020, and I have some ideas for how to rearrange my schedule and priorities to achieve that — nothing radical, it’s mostly the same plan I had last year that did work when I was able to stick to it. So it’s the sticking-to-it that I’ll be working on.

    I probably won’t get a ton of new writing done in January though, because my first priority of the year is to clean house and clear off my desk, both literally and metaphorically. I feel stressed out by many unfinished projects or tasks, and want to get those out of the way, ta da! So I’ll be processing all those notes I took at writing conferences or while reading resource books or writing-craft books, and actually writing them up and incorporating them into my world building files. I’ll catch up on all those book reviews I’m behind on. I’ll find new places to send those stories that I submitted and were rejected and send them back out again. I’ll finally get around to figuring out where to hang all the art I’ve acquired in the past couple years (which will require some rearranging of the current art in my modest apartment), and hang it up. I’ll finally get around to clearing out the old moving boxes in my kitchen closet to make room for the actual kitchen storage that I need — won’t that be wonderful! And I’ll literally clear off my desk, whew! Plus I have plans to catch up on some social connecting with friends who I couldn’t see in November and December due to traveling and work deadlines (and social connecting for me also involves cooking, yay!).

    But yes, I’ll still keep up on my weekly stories for What Pegman Saw, which is definitely my favorite flash challenge these days. So there’s my prattle! Good luck with all your goals and plans for the next month!

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  2. I completely forgot to set a goal. I’ll go with 20 hours working on the project.
    When I read about your plans, I get a headache. 🙂 I’m just lazing about currently, not looking forward to getting back to work the week after next at all.
    What Pegman saw is a challenge I always wanted to join, but simply don’t have the energy to do. I can’t even manage the FF challenge regularly any more. I’ll have to kick myself a bit, I guess.
    You’re doing so great and your plans, though sounding exhausting, also sound rewarding and like a lot of fun (except for the clean house part perhaps). Good luck with them.

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    1. I do have big ambitions for how far I’ll be able to excavate these piles of old tasks I have surrounding me– but BOY will I feel better when they’re taken care of. Even if it takes me half the year to do what I hope to finish by the end of January.

      Funny, but I find What Pegman Saw to be much easier to do than Friday Fictioneers. In part because it comes out Saturday instead of midweek, and there are fewer other stories to read and comment on, and it’s easier for me to write 150 words than 100. But also because it’s easier and more fun to find a Google Maps/photoshere image I can use than to search all over Flickr etc for a creative-commons-license photo that’s close enough to the original photo prompt but still Eneana-friendly, and that’s a challenge that only I have. And even so, I can’t always do it every week! I do try though.

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  3. I’m so sorry for being so late.
    I think it’s an extra challenge to want to remain in your Eneana world with all your flash fic. With the challenges, it’s just the opposite for me, or used to be at least. I’ve more time during the week to write something than on weekends.


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