Mesnard’s “Glory Road” progress:
Lat year I had delusions of ambition. Not only did I make a whole slew of writing goals, but I wanted to formulate a system where I could fail and still succeed: so I wouldn’t fall into the trappings of a majority who make resolutions for a new year. Thus, I adopted this Road to Glory point system and progress meter…heavily
stolen inspired by the PSP game NCAA Football 2010.
My version entailed a month-by-month roadmap: with secondary goals to help bolster any months which I faltered; or rather, my endeavors proved too ambitious. To top it off, I made a more long-term (and secretive) goal which I gave myself a decade to accomplish.
What’s my secret agenda? That’s still
a pinky swear with Palpatine shrouded with secrecy. Life would be boring without secrets, don’t you think?
Though my output was abysmal a few months (and then some), writing in December rather than enjoying Nanowrimo burnout was what finally helped me amass enough points to pull off a Road 2012 victory.
Since things seemed to go so well, I decided to definitely do it all over again for 2013. Raising the stakes higher, I even altered my long-range goal (which is the second progress bar at the top of this post) to drive myself a tad harder.
What’s in store for me this year? Hit the jump to get the month-by-month breakdown.
Below is what I plan to accomplish this year. Some of it seems mundane; even repetitive, but it’s a double-edged sword. Pedestrian as some of the months are, I
January: write 2.500 words
February: write 2,500 words
March: write 2,500 words
April: Camp Nano – first session! Write 100 pages of a screenplay, or 50,000 words of a novel (and “win”).
May: write 2,500 words
June: write 2,500 words
July: write 2,500 words
August: Camp Nano – second session! Write 50,000 words of a novel (and “win”).
September: write 2,500 words
October: write 2,500 words
November: Nanowrimo! The main event. Write 50,000 words (and “win”).
relax play catch-up
Last year, the idea was I could falter with a monthly goal and make it up doing a secondary goal. Some secondary goals are built-in this year; meaning I can still make “extra credit” points (so to speak), but I still have to do some things to fill my progress bar. These include:
- Update my blog look/layout
- Read four books or screenplays
- post to this blog a dozen times
- write ten short stories
- make a monthly “gaming” post (new feature)
- do one big thing
Will I succeed? Hopefully. Posting this stuff makes me instantly accountable, and I don’t like to fail. As I said last year, finding out shall be part of the fun.
Hopefully I’ll stay more on top of updates this year…crossing off things I accomplish or making excuses for things I don’t. Keep checking this place, and make all the comments you with – encouraging or otherwise. I like a challenge.