October Wrap-Up & November Plans

October started off really well for me – and then I fell off a bit. Unfortunately put behind by Florida’s inclement weather and needing to catch up on work, I’ve neglected this blog a bit. That being said, work has been phenomenal. I ended up scoring another editing client for on-going work, and am steadily building a long-term client base with clients that I already have.

I’ve also been working through ‘behind the scenes’ things for this blog and getting ready for NaNoWrimo, my Patreon launch, reading more, and cementing a little more what the actual purpose of this blog is. It’s an ever-evolving thing, I think, though having blogs in the past I know that consistency is important. I always tend to have a lot of steam starting out and then it peters out towards the end of the month, and I know that’s something that I need to work on.

Outside of writing, I’m working on an online store. The goal is to be fully self-employed within a year, between freelancing, and that. Which is going to definitely take a lot of work on my part, but in the end I think it will be a rewarding experience overall. I like having the responsibility, for one, and I also enjoy being able to set my own work hours, work to my pace – do things that I actually enjoy doing as opposed to the things that I don’t.

With that in mind, November goals:

  • Write consistently, every day – non-work related writing.
  • Stick to my blog’s schedule for certain posts, mostly freelancing articles and 30 Day Challenge things.
  • Begin, commit to, & win NaNoWriMo.
  • Finish up preparations for Patreon launch for December.
  • Stick with & keep up on writing routine.
  • Keep up with bullet journal (the only thing that ever keeps me organized.)

Simple goals, not too different from last month. Here’s to a productive, fun November.

 

2 thoughts on “October Wrap-Up & November Plans

  1. You are quite the inspiration….And I believe headed in exactly the right direction. More and more, writing is becoming a contract employment issue anyway. One might as well control the descent and then enjoy the ascent! This way, ownership really does make the success all yours! (And what is Patreon? I must have missed that post…)

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    • Thank you! I’m really just trying to make my own way. I have very clear ideas of what I want to do and what I’m capable of. I also think it’d be good to have that steady, so I have guaranteed/regular pay while I’m working on getting published. Definitely wanna enjoy that ascent 🙂

      Also, Patreon is a site where people can support content creators they enjoy. Whether you make YouTube videos, art, crafting, writing, it’s fairly versatile and works somewhat like a virtual tip jar, where patrons pledge an amount of money to the creator per month or per creation (for example, YouTubers who create a certain amount of videos a month, so patrons are charged per video that’s released, rather than per month.) It’s a way for people to help support content creators directly, with the opportunity to gain access to extra content because of their patronage – which is optional to the creator, but it helps to give an extra thank-you to the people who support you.

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