Well, the boom predicted by the magical end of October managed to sustain itself pretty conclusively through November. I actually managed to get a helluva lot done this month, far more than I would've imagined possible back in September.
On the chart, it looks like the month took a steady downturn, but that's kind of misleading. Much of the confusion lies in just how astoundingly good the first few days were. My average across the month, with that first week removed from the data set, still had me at about 1k per day, which is about 400 more than in the last few months previous.
Regardless of those seeming tripping points, however, I managed to have my 2nd best month this year so far (the best was August, and I only missed passing that by about 3k, so one more decent day of work without a headache or a pressing research project to take precedence). I got over the 40k line with my word count this month, which, in a normal year would be a slight disappointment, but in a year like this is absolutely glorious.
Goals-wise, I also did pretty good.
I did not post any new chapters of the original fiction story I've been working on, but that's more because I've been forced to recall that, wow my first drafts are rough, and less because I don't have the material. I want to make the stuff I post here at least kinda decent before I subject you guys to it.
I have chapters, and I'd like to get one or two posted in December, so I'll probably give them a quick edit and post them with notes and caveats so you guys can get a peak at my process in the next few weeks!
I successfully posted 2 new chapters of fanfic, as I'd hoped I could when setting my November goals, and I even drafted a little bit more to extend my queue so I still have some material near-ready to post for December!
Additionally, I have done some work on the potential Podcast/YouTube thingy, but wow is that more labor intensive than really viable for Finals Period...
I may have something solid to post in December, but that's a reach-goal.
For December, my goals are simple:
- 30k in newly drafted material, 50k as a reach goal.
- 2 fanfic chapters posted to Ao3.
- 1+ chapter original fic posted with notes to Patreon.
- Symposium Paper draft* (more info to come).
- Master's Capstone Project Outline* (also more to come).
- 3 media reviews.We'll see what happens, but that all seems moderately doable to me.
I hope you guys all have some fun things planned out for the Holiday season and that all your goals get met!