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November 2017 Goals

November 2017 Goals

Reading

I’m ahead with my reading! I feel like I haven’t been ahead in a while. With that said, I’ll be reviewing books this month that I read last month.

1. Into The Light by Emily Stroia
2. Keepers by Sacha de Black
3. The Fragile Thread of Hope by Pankaj Giri
4. Eleanor and The Impossible by M. Miles

Here’s what I’ll be reading this month:

1. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
2. 13 Steps to Evil: How To Craft Super Bad Villains by Sacha Black
3. Things That Surprise You by Jennifer Maschari

Writing

It’s NaNoWriMo! My main focus is going to be on my NaNo novel, The Librarian. (I’ve been calling it Special on the blog so far, but it’s the same thing.) I plan on writing 50,000 words for that novel.

Time permitting, I would like to continue a short story that I’m handwriting. I think handwriting will allow me to not get burned out between the two stories. Still, NaNo will be the priority.

Blogging

October was super productive in which I was able to get pretty much all of my blogging done for the rest of the year. Yep, all through December is done! Except for some posts that I can’t write until the last minute such as updates on my NaNo novel, the Wrap-Ups, etc.

Still, this is going to allow me to focus on NaNo more, but also I’ll be able to work more on the updates to my blog. Which I am super excited about!

Overall

November will be busy. Blogging, writing, and then the holidays are coming up… but it’ll be good. I have big plans for the rest of the year leading into 2018 and then beyond. I’m looking forward to sharing it with you all.

What are your plans for November? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Let me know in the comments below and we’ll chat!
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Author:

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

19 thoughts on “November 2017 Goals

  1. Good luck with your goals for this month.

    I’m not doing NaNoWriMo. I often set a personal challenge for it, but have never participated officially. I’m not even doing the personal challenge this year though. Things are still busy with audiobook production and promotion, plus I’m away this coming weekend, and right after I get back I’ll need to start making the arrangements for a trip I have to take at the start of January (since proximity to the holidays means I have to make arrangements sooner rather than later).

    1. Thanks!

      You’ll get it all done! I know what you mean about the holidays though. I’m aiming to finish NaNo by Thanksgiving on the 23rd (I think is the date). I go away that weekend and everything gets so busy around the time.

  2. Ambitious goals, but I say that to everyone attempting to balance NaNo and other events. 😉 Good luck! You’ve got this! Congrats on being caught up with your blog posts. I had so many caught up for October, but rather than pushing ahead and preparing for November and December, I procrastinated. *headdesk*

    1. Thanks! It will certainly be a busy month, lol. And I know what you mean. I’ve always wanted to be at least one month ahead. When I am, I procrastinate the next month. This is the first time I feel like I have a handle on it.

  3. I’m doing NaNoWriMo! I spent the majority of the day being jealous of all that were already writing. But I started and got a great start. I’m sure it’s crap but that’s what editing is for right?

    You are crazy busy. I’m jealous you’ve got some blog posts ready for the rest of the year. We just didn’t have time to do it all!

  4. Good luck with your goals. I’m not doing NaNo because I have so many things taking up my time. But I plan to write some more stories and edit at least one to submit to a writing contest. I haven’t submitted anything to a contest. I’m too scared that it will be rejected. I’m such a perfectionist. I have a fear of failure. But I know rejection is part of what makes a writer. Being able to take the slings and arrows that are inevitable. I want to submit something to not only say I did it, but to build up my confidence as a writer. Wish me luck.

    1. Submitting definitely does boost your confidence. I’ve submitted a lot and have been rejected every single time. It’s a blow to your ego when that rejection comes through, but the right place will come along. Everything happens for a reason.

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