November Goals

Hopefully, October was as productive and generally lovely a month for you as it was for me. There was a definite change in atmosphere, what with the cooler days and the shift into the winter wardrobe as autumn started to take hold.

My goals for last month were:

♢ WIP aim for 45k

♢ WIP comb through plot outline and finalise scene orders

♢ Finish online guitar course

♢ Update portfolio with current skillset

♢ Play guitar every day (when I’m not away)

♢ 6 Duolingo Italian modules

♢ Figure out what to do with my remaining annual holiday

♢ Draw or paint something

♢ Clear out my bookshelf

♢ Read Stormbird by Conn Iggulden

♢ Blog weekly (missed a week!)

♢ Finish off React and Node project (halfway through my project, I think)

♢ Downsize the things in my ‘art’ drawers (didn’t even attempt!)

♢ Declutter some things in ottoman (also didn’t attempt!)

I had a feeling I wasn’t going to get many of these done, but I’ve still surprised myself with what I have done!

Unfortunately, my blog writing did suffer halfway through the month, but I’m not going to let that take away from what I did manage to do! I got a lot further with my React project (although I’m nowhere near finished still, hence why I’ve not ticked it off), and I also managed to reach my word count aim for my current writing project.

November Goals

♢ Aim to finish my WIP1 in NaNoWriMo!

♢ Finish off my React project

♢ 6 Duolingo modules

♢ Blog weekly

♢ Think about what projects to host for my developer portfolio

♢ Get rid of the dresses in my wardrobe that I’ve not been wearing

♢ Read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I’ve finally learnt my lesson and have cut down my to do list for this month. As there’s a lot fewer than usual, I’m hoping to get through them all, although if I don’t, that’s perfectly fine as well.

What are your goals for November?

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8 thoughts on “November Goals

    1. Thank you 🙂 It’s fortunately only because I’ve had quite a bit of it written already, so I feel like I’m not doing it properly by starting from scratch like most people! 12k is awesome, and so soon into NaNoWriMo! I don’t think I’ve ever been able to write that much in this time, well done 😀 (I’m extremely jealous!) ♥

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  1. Hey Ashleigh! Great job with how many of the goals you got through in October. That’s impressive. I really failed my October goals and I only set five 😛 but I’m just trekking on with them this month! No use fretting about it. I also want to read Eleanor Oliphant 🙂 I had it checked out from the library at one point and just never got around to it. Good luck on NanoWrimo! It’s a great way to pump out a first draft. I look forward to reading your weekly blogs!

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    1. I was really surprised I managed to cross that many off, to be honest! I never, ever cross off all my goals though, but as long as some of do get done then I count it as progress 🙂 how did you get along with your revisions last month, and researching agents you can send to? (Sorry if I’ve misremembered that!)

      I also do the same with books, and I’m trying to get through all my unread ones so I can finally give them away and buy some new ones without feeling guilty! The Eleanor Oliphant book was actually a lovely read: I think there’s a lot that many people can relate to. One of the things that really struck a chord with me was the theme of loneliness. For me, it definitely brought up a lot of feelings of solidarity with her character at points. Lots of feels ♥

      Thank you for the good luck! I’m crossing my fingers I manage to come out with a draft I like 🙂 I hope you have a lovely month too, and manage to get your goals ticked off ♥

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      1. You remembered right! And I didn’t get around to it, but I was also setting the goal a little early thinking I might be motivated to finish sooner than I planned, but I got sick and that threw everything off track. So, I’m working on those goals for this month. I’ve researched some agents, and I think I have 5 I like! So, I just need to finish my revisions. I’m having a hard time knowing if my novel is “done” enough to send out : /

        Yes I have such a big TBR . . . oh, I absolutely love books with a theme of loneliness. That makes me all the more interested. And I love books that give me all the feels. Why should we read if we don’t get feels, anyway? Haha.


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