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Weekly Update: Week 11

Welcome, 2021! I did not write a blog, or any type of fiction, for the past two weeks. I called it a vacation and gladly took it. So this isn't really a "weekly" update, but close enough.

I'm 100% the type of person that loves New Year's Resolutions. I get so excited about any type of "beginning". A new school year, a new month, a new journal or binder. Anything fresh and new. Especially if it's related to new office or art supplies.

Yearly layout and goals
Monthly layout

I'm entering this new year with 4 resolutions, 3 of which are repeats. 2 of those are repeated because they didn't get done.  

My year is broken down into 4 goals:

  1. Write a book (totally unrelated to actually selling it or getting it published)
  2. Learn Spanish
  3. Get more involved in the community
  4. Read 100 books (the successful redo)

Then I break each month into smaller goals. And then each week into even smaller goals. Because I'm a non-fiction self-help book enthusiast, I've taken a few things from various books I've read and included them in my journal layouts. Things like "I am..." statements, "why" I'm doing a certain goal/project, and forcing myself to plan fun things.

Weekly layout
Daily layout

So far, 2021 goals have been going well. I've written 2 of the first 5 days, already over 10% of my month's 10,000-word count goal.

This week I can say I've finally finished my final FanFiction! It only started 2 years ago, but it's finally done. While it did get a bit bumpy for a bit, I think I'm satisfied with it. But what do you expect when you build a story around the climax, take weeks to construct a purpose for getting to that climax, then years figuring out what the whole point actually was. Anyway, it's done and I feel relieved.

Review recently received on a FanFiction

It'll probably be my last FanFiction. While I appreciate all the readers I actually got, including this delightful person that just wrote a review this weekend, I think it's time to move on. I will always support using FanFiction as a way to practice writing storylines, dialogue, story structure, etc, while not having to worry about creating a whole universe and line of characters. But it's time to move on. Hopefully, those that read those stories, and were kind enough to comment will follow me along as I go.

Though with it wrapped up, it feels odd to not have a currently working project. So I guess it's time to start hammering away at a novel or short story.