Updates November 28-December 02

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Last week, was all about the Thanksgiving holiday.  I spent time with my daughter, sister, and nieces. It was a blast, and I am still recovering from it today. Sorry not sorry for this late post. I accepted that no matter what happens now, I won’t be winning NaNoWriMo this year. So, Boo to that. The silver lining to all this is the 10k words I wrote. With a sigh of relief, I made note of the places in the story that gave me trouble and the plan is to work on them.  Makers and Mages will go through a type of overhaul and will most likely be the Camp NaNoWriMo project in April 2023.   

There are several projects I will review this week and figure out where they will go.   Over the summer I worked on an essay that I was proud of.  It needed to be updated and I planned to do it as a side project this month, but never got around to it.  I have two short stories that need their first drafts to be completed.  I need to seriously think about the content I am writing for the Medium account.  By the end of the first quarter of next year, I want to be in a paid partnership with them.  I have more thoughts on that subject but can’t share them right now. 

It just occurred that December will be the last month fourth quarter.  I like using this method to plan the year.  It is not as efficient as it could be but small steps to the greatest and all that. December is about the holidays, for me Christmas, Kwanza, and New Year’s.  It is also the month of reflection.  Many of the content creators I follow will either be reflecting upon the old year or sharing plans for the new year.   Not sure what the next four updates will be like a mix of both, I think. 

Last week, I wrote I won’t be looking into any new books.  That was a lie.  I was preparing seasoning for the Thanksgiving meal and started to listen to Lindsay Buroker’s Death Before Dragons series- book 1 was titled Sinister Magic.  This story is an urban fantasy, set in the modern world. The main character is a half-elf-human mercenary.  She is the classic loner but over the course of the series that is bound to change.  Lindsay Buroker has an interesting world-building style. There is a world similar to our own and then there are other realms ruled by shape-shifting dragons.  I have so many questions and only two or three were answered in the second book Battle Bonds.  I started to listen to that book over the commute from my niece and family’s apartment in Brooklyn to my house in Queens.

This week’s goal is to start planning for the success quarter of 2023.  It will be difficult because I only know half of what I should be doing.  I have promised over and over to write reviews on some of the things I read or watch.  It has not been abandoned.  I just have to adjust how many will be posted a month. 

That is all for now.  Congratulations to all the NaNoWriMo Winners.  I hope these words find us all doing well and sharing kindness all around.